This delicious and amazing dessert can be made right on your own grill this summer! Courtesy of GrillinFools.com, the recipe can also be made with pears instead of apples, and the guys recommmend leaving off the Butter Pecan Topping if you go with pears.
Grilled Apple Tart
4 Apples, cored and sliced thinly (Granny Smith is recommended)
1/2 Cup dates (pits removed and quartered)
3/4 Cup Marsala wine
3 TBSP Brown sugar
1/2 Cup Mascarpone cheese
2 Tsp Sugar
One prepared pie crust
Butter Pecan Topping Ingredients
2 TBSP Butter
1 TBS Brown sugar
1/4 Cup Chopped pecans
***You will also need a baking stone for this recipe.
Place the dates and 1/2 cup of the Marsala wine and the brown sugar into a sauce pan and simmer until dates are tender and the wine has reduced and thickened (approx 20 minutes). Add apples and remaining 1/4 cup wine to the date mixture and cook another 5 minutes until apples start to become slightly tender. Remove from heat.
Combine Mascarpone cheese and white sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
Place the pie crust on the baking stone. Spread apple mixture over crust leaving approximately 1″ to 1.5″ border. Drop cheese mixture by the teaspoon over the apples.
Melt the butter and combine with brown sugar and pecans. Scatter over the top of the tart.
Fold the crust up and partially over the apples, crimping the crust as you go.
Beat the egg with a fork and brush over the crust.
Place baking stone directly on medium high grill (approx 350 degrees) and close lid. Cook approximately 45 minutes until crust is brown and apples are bubbly (if unsure of the grill tempurature, begin checking for doneness after 30 minutes).
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!
*Recipe and image courtesy of GrillinFools.com.*