Dessert, Kid-Friendly

Grilled Apple Fries with Caramel Cream Cheese Dip

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

I’ve always loved candied caramel apples, but they hurt my teeth trying to bite into them. Plus, I can never wait for the caramel to set on the apple before taking that first bite. These grilled apple fries help solve that problem, and it’s a fun dessert the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy these crispy and warm apples dipped in a sweet, creamy caramel sauce.

VARIATION TIP: Instead of apples, try grilling pineapples or peaches. You can also crush walnuts or pecans and press your fruit of choice into the crushed nuts instead of flour for a gluten-free version.

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  • 4 apples, such as Honeycrisp, Gala, Pink Lady, or Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • tablespoon light brown sugar, packed


  • Grill Grate
  • Step 1

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to MAX, and set the time to 5 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the heavy cream, granulated sugar, and cinnamon to coat. Slowly shake in the flour and continue mixing to coat.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, caramel sauce, and brown sugar until smooth. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the apples on the Grill Grate in a single layer. Close the hood and grill for 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

  • Step 5

    After 2 minutes, 30 seconds, open the hood and flip and toss the apples around. Close the hood and cook for 2 minutes, 30 seconds more.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, open the hood and remove the apple chips from the grill. Serve with the sauce.