Easy Cinnamon Smoked Apples

Cinnamon smoked apples, a delightful twist on a classic fruit, offer a tantalizing combination of sweet and smoky flavors that ignite the taste buds. This unique culinary technique infuses the juicy flesh of apples with layers of rich, aromatic smoke, transforming them into an entirely new sensory experience. Whether enjoyed as a standalone snack or incorporated into various recipes, these smoked apples provide a delectable harmony between traditional sweetness and the unexpected allure of smokiness.

In this article, we will delve into the art of smoking apples and discover exciting ways to incorporate this innovative ingredient into your kitchen repertoire. Prepare to embark on a flavorful journey like no other as we unravel the world of smoked apples and unlock their hidden potential.

How To Prep For Smoked Apples

Ideally, because this is such an easy recipe and item to smoke, it makes for a great add on item. You can easily makes this as a side dish, as I have used for smoked pork chops but top it with some caramel, whip cream or vanilla ice cream and instantly you have a delicious fall dessert on your hands.

With all that being said, let’s start prepping these apples. Again, super simple recipe, so don’t be surprised if you are done and feel like you missed something.

  • First step when making smoked cinnamon apples, is to peel the apples. I find peeling them first, while whole is easier than cutting them and then peeling.
  • After you have them peeled, you can slice them at least in half, quarters, if you want a little more smoke flavor on the slices. Keep in mind, the smaller you cut the faster they smoke. I did this recipe, simply cutting them in half
  • After they are cut, sprinkle on some cinnamon. If you want some additional sweetness to these, you can add some light brown sugar as well.

With these simple steps now completed we get looking at getting these apples on the smoker.

Smoking An Apple

Whether smoking apples as an add on item (my recommendation when it makes sense) or smoking on their own, you are best served to have the smoker running at 225°. I smoked these on my Weber Kettle but all the same principles should apply if you are using a pellet grill or some other style smoker. You can of course always smoke these using apple wood but if you are looking for a nice compliment cherry or pecan works very well.

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Place the apples on the smoker and then let them smoke for about an hour. You can place the apples right on the grate if you would like or in a cast iron skillet just to make moving on and off the smoker easier. While they are on, there is nothing to do. Since we are not looking for any kind of IT, you can simple go by look or time. An hour has always worked best, as far as, good smoke flavor and perfect texture.

Serving Smoked Apple Slices

When we prepped these apples we already added some cinnamon, maybe a little bit of brown sugar as well. Just those two ingredients, make these great to snack on and serve with a meal or as a dessert. If you wanted to dress these up a little more, drizzling some caramel sauce on them is a “can’t go wrong” addition. You can also top these off with some whip cream or vanilla ice cream as well. Any combination of these will work and make these a hit at home with the kids or at your next BBQ.

Wrapping Up Smoked Apples

Cinnamon smoked apples offer a unique and delightful twist to the traditional fruit. The process of smoking enhances their natural sweetness while infusing them with a subtle smoky flavor. Whether enjoyed on their own or incorporated into various recipes, smoked apples can elevate any dish and add depth to its taste profile. So next time you’re looking for an innovative way to enjoy this fall favorite, give smoked apples a try; they are sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more.

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Easy Cinnamon Smoked Apples

Smoked Apples

Learn how smoking transforms ordinary apples into a mouthwatering treat that will have everyone craving more.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 Apple
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Set smoker for a temperature of 225°, using cherry, pecan or apple wood
  2. Peel the apples while whole
  3. Slice in half, quarters if you prefer more smoke flavor or a quicker smoke
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  5. Place on the smoker and smoke for 1 hour
  6. After 1 hour, remove and serve


  • You can serve as a side, which works great with just the cinnamon, you can also add some light brown sugar if you would like
  • If you are serving as a dessert, you can top with a combination or all of the following: drizzled caramel, whip cream or vanilla ice cream

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 6gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g

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