This dessert screams for a nice, cool scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thinly sliced apples, cinnamon and crunchy almonds make this a quick and easy to make–plus you can cook it right on the grill!
I watch enough cooking shows to associate a mandoline with missing limbs. I’ve been searching for a safe one for quite some time. When I saw that OXO has one that’s safer AND has many slicing options, I knew it had a place in our kitchen. I do have quite an appliance/gadget addiction, but this one is SO useful.
Learning how to use the mandoline took a bit of practice. This can cut fries, both regular and waffle cut, ridged veggie sticks and super thin for chips. I grabbed a bunch of apples and potatoes and went to work! It’s super simple to switch the thickness of your slices right on the side of the device. My favorite part is that my fingers were protected by the gliding tool.
I started off with a few veggie chip recipes, but then I wanted to come up with a dessert that could be cooked on the grill. Being pregnant means I’m always craving dessert–have you noticed how many more I’m sharing lately?!
Apples and walnuts are the perfect pair together. I love the combination of sweet and crunchy. Hot of the grill, this would be ah-mazing with vanilla bean ice cream. You could even leave out the pie shell and turn it into more of a breakfast pancake.
The mandoline made slicing apples a breeze–it took me less than 30 seconds to go through 2 apples. It’s super helpful that everything is uniform in size and shape, so everything cooks up the same rate.
- 1 pie shell , room temperature
- 2 Michigan Honeycrisp Apples
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Using the oxo mandolin, thinly slice the apples with 1/8" thickness, removing seeded areas
Line pie crust in a greased cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Set aside.*
Add apple slices in a large bowl. Toss with remaining ingredients, stirring well.
Spoon into cast iron skillet.
Fold edges of pie crust over the sides of the tart, for a rustic look.
Grill on LOW for about 30-40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes or so. Make sure heat isn't too high!
Enjoy with whipped cream, ice cream or alone!
Adapted from Penzeys Spices *If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use a pie pan. Just don't grill it, bake at 350º for about 1 hour.
If you don’t own a cast iron skillet, use a regular pie pan and bake in the oven at 350º for about an hour. It will still be just as tasty, I promise!
Do you own a mandoline? How do you cook up fries or chips? Recipes please!