Snickers-Stuffed Baked Apples

Recipe courtesy of Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe. It can be found in his cookbook The NFL Gameday Cookbook. You can find more recipes from Dr. BBQ on his website.

“I needed a special recipe for a competition among grill companies in 2006, so I came up with these. I cooked them on the Big Green Egg and won the contest that day. I think those judges are still talking about them.” –Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ 

Ingredients

  • 8 large Jonagold or other cooking apples
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 mini Snickers bars
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 8 pecan halves
  • Freshly grated zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 350°F/177°C.

With the large end of a melon baller, remove the stem and core of the apples, leaving the bottoms intact. Hollow the apples out so a Snickers bar and a marshmallow will fit inside each one.

With a razor knife, score the skin of the apple from top to bottom ever ½ inch. Then score a ring around the bottom of the apple to connect all of the top-to-bottom cuts. Rub the outsides of the apples with the butter and sprinkle with the brown sugar.

Place the apples in a greased pan. Place a Snickers bar in the cavity of each apple and bake for 25 minutes. Add a marshmallow to the cavity of each apple and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the apples are tender.

Remove from the EGG and top each apple with a pecan half and a little of the lemon zest.

Makes 8 servings

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