This is how Smoked Fireball Whiskey Apples came to be a thing 🙂
This recipe idea came to me very last minute.
I was smoking a pork tenderloin on our Traeger smoker and was planning to make some sauteed apples to go with it.
Then it hit me that it would be a really good idea to try smoking the apples instead.
As I scrambled through my cabinets looking for things to add to it, there was the Fireball Whiskey.
Just staring at me and begging to a part of this yumminess.
How to make Smoked Fireball Whiskey Apples
Using a melon baller I scooped out the center of some honeycrisp apples.
Being very careful not to go through the bottom.
In the center of each apple I put some butter, kosher salt, cinnamon, Fireball Whiskey, and some brown sugar.
The apples go into a smoker set to 250 degrees for about one and a half hours.
That was the perfect amount of time for me because the apples still were slightly crisp and not too mushy.
When I served these on the side of our smoked pork tenderloin I sliced them on a plate.
The liquid will go onto the plate, so pour it over top of the apple slices to serve.
The Fireball liquid was also really good with the pork.
These Smoked Fireball Whiskey Apples aren’t too sweet, but could easily be served as a dessert as well.
Maybe a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream with the hot apple and sweet Fireball goodness. Yum!
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Smoked Fireball Whiskey Apples
Butter, sugar, and Fireball fill these apples and then smoked to perfection
- 4 large honeycrisp apples
- 2 Tbsps butter
- 6 Tbsps Fireball Whiskey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 6 Tbsps brown sugar
Using a melon baller, scoop out the core of each apple (picture example in post above). Be careful not to poke through the bottom of the apples,
In each cored apple put 1/2 Tbsp butter, 1 1/2 Tbsps Fireball Whiskey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, and 1 1/2 Tbsps brown sugar.
Place the apples in a smoker set to 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
To serve, cut each apple into slices on a plate or bowl. The liquid will run out, once the apples are sliced pour the liquid over the apple slices.
Suggested to serve as a dessert with ice cream or as a side dish with pork.