Smoked Apple Pie

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Smoked Apple Pie

Our recipe for mouthwatering smoked apple pie is delicious and worth the effort. Below we will show you how you can make a smoked apple pie from scratch, as well as a few easier methods that allow you to prepare a pie quickly and simply. Be sure to check out the details below and our step-by-step process for making a homemade apple pie from scratch! 

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Apple Pie Cooked on a Smoker

Apple pie cooked on your smoker is a very delicious way to prepare your apple pie. Plus, it allows you to enjoy the delicious dessert without having to heat up your oven, and enjoy a fully smoked meal. 

There are a couple of different ways you can prepare your apple pie to smoke on your grill, and we will go over these different ways below, along with sharing our favorite recipe for smoked apple pie with you. 

Smoked Roasted Apple Pie

There is nothing that quite compares to a smoked roasted apple pie. When you smoke an apple pie you get the delicious light flavor of smoke, added to your fabulous pie. 

We are going to cover how you can make your own homemade apple pie and smoke it to make the perfect dessert. 

But of course, if you’re looking for a very easy route, you can buy an apple pie that is frozen, and smoke it to warm it through rather than making your own apple pie from scratch. 

How Do You Make a Perfect Apple Pie?

So how do you make the perfect apple pie? Don’t worry we’re going to show you how. The perfect pie lies within the perfect crust, filled with the perfect pie filling. 

We are going to show you exactly how to make an amazing smoked apple pie they will have your mouth watering. 

Our delicious flaky crust can easily be prepared, then we’ll share some of our tips and tricks with you for how you can make amazing apple pie filling. 

Let’s look at the items you will need to make your own pie crust and apple pie filling. Below is a shopping list of items we recommend that you have on hand. 

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Grocery List for Smoked Apple Pie

Pie Pastry

All-purpose flour

Salt

Butter

Cold water

Pie Filling

Apples

Water

Brown sugar

Cinnamon

Apple pie seasoning

All-purpose flour (or corn starch)

Lemon juice

How to make a Smoked Apple Pie

The Perfect Crust for Smoked Apple Pie

Begin by making your crust. Make sure that you are using cold ingredients. To start off add the flour, salt, and cubed cold butter into a mixing bowl. Cut with a pastry cutter, food processor, or whisk until you have pea-sized chunks remaining. 

Slowly pour your ice-cold water into the mixture. Mix only until your dough begins to come together. By hand, roll into a ball. 

Take your crust and divide it into two balls. Next, lightly flour on a clean surface and roll one ball flat. Place your rolled-out crust into a lightly greased cast-iron skillet. Take your other pie crust and roll it out as well. Set aside. 

Smoked Apple Pie raw on the grill

The Best Apple Pie Filling

Now to make your apple pie filling, take a deep skillet and add your peeled, cored, and cut baking apples into your skillet. Add water along with the apples. Cover the apples and allow them to simmer until soft. 

Next, in a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon, apple pie seasoning, and all-purpose flour. Pour the mixture on top of your cooked apples. Add lemon juice. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for a few more minutes until your apple pie filling begins to thicken. Remove from heat and allowed to cool. 

Time To Smoke The Perfect Pie

Preheat your smoker to 375°F. 

It’s now time to assemble your apple pie and begin smoking. Pour your prepared apple pie filling into your cast-iron skillet lined with a crust. 

Add your top crust layer over the apple pie filling and flute the edges of your pie crust. Brush with milk and sprinkle the top with sugar. 

Add your pie to your smoker and smoke for approximately 1 hour, or until your pie crust is baked. 

Remove from the smoker and allow your pie to cool slightly before serving. Serve if desired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, enjoy! 

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Tips for Making Smoked Apple Pie

Apples For Pie. The kind of apples you use for making your pie will change the texture and flavor of your overall pie. For this reason, it’s good to be selective when choosing your apples to make your pie. Some good pie apples include Cortland, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Jonagold, and Northern Spy. 

Chill Crust. When you’re making your pie crust it is an excellent idea to use cold ingredients such as ice-cold water and very cold or even frozen butter. After your pie crust is prepared, you can chill it in the refrigerator while you are waiting for your filling to finish cooking. This will help your pie to turn out better overall when you use a chilled pie crust.

Cast Iron Skillet is best for Traeger Apple pie! Rather than using a glass pie plate to make your smoked apple pie, we strongly encourage you to use cast iron for baking your pie. If you have a cast-iron skillet or some kind of cast-iron pan, this will work the best. Otherwise, you can use an aluminum pie plate. 

Variations

There are several variations you can make your apple pie. When you were making a smoked apple pie, you can choose to prepare your pie differently, such as making it a Dutch apple pie, or making it into a salted caramel apple pie. 

Smoked Dutch Apple Pie

A Dutch apple pie or smoked crumb apple pie are the kinds of pie that have a crumble topping rather than two crusts. When you prepare a Dutch apple pie, this allows you to get more of a smoky flavor throughout the pie, as the crust doesn’t keep out the flavor. 

You can easily convert the above recipe into a Dutch apple pie recipe by simply making half of the pie crust, then adding a crumble topping on top of your assemble pie. 

Smoked Bourbon and Salted Caramel Apple Pie

You can also prepare a variation of the smoked apple pie by making it salted caramel flavored. Feel free to get creative and add your own taste touches to the smoked apple pie. 

Smoked Apple Pie pie only

Substitutions

Pie Crust. What if you’re unsure of how to make your own pie crust, afraid to try it, or simply short on time. You can of course buy a pie crust prepared from the store. Most grocery stores will have a prepared pie crust in the refrigerator section that you can simply pick up and use. You could also use puff pastry as your pie crust if you are looking for an easy way out. 

Gluten-Free. Can you prepare a smoked apple pie that is gluten-free? Absolutely! Simply replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour for both pie crust and apple pie filling. You can choose to use cornstarch to replace all-purpose flour in the apple pie filling as well if you desire. Otherwise, simply prepare as instructed above. 

Super Easy Smoked Apple Pie. For those of you who are on a time crunch, or looking for a very easy way to enjoy eating smoked apple pie without any effort, there’s a way for you to enjoy smoked apple pie as well. 

You can pick up a frozen apple pie, such as Marie Calendar’s Dutch apple pie, and smoke it. You can smoke it simply by removing it from the box and wrapping, then placing it in your smoker, and smoking it until it is warmed all the way through in your crust is golden. Then simply remove from the smoker, allow to cool for a few minutes then serve and enjoy. 

Smoked Apple Pie piece in the front

Storage

Room Temperature. Smoked apple pie should be left at room temperature for no more than two hours before it is refrigerated. Otherwise, there is a strong likelihood it could go bad, and we need to be thrown away. 

Refrigerate. After your smoked apple pie has cooled, it is a good idea to refrigerate any leftovers. You can refrigerate your smoked apple pie for up to 3 to 4 days when stored in the refrigerator. 

To keep in the fridge, it’s a good idea to wrap your pie in plastic wrap, or covered in aluminum foil. Also if you are able you can transfer it to an airtight container before refrigerating. That’s how they keep better when stored in your fridge. 

Wood Chips or Pellet Flavors

What kind of wood chips or wood pellets work the best for smoking apple pie? There are many different types of wood you can use to smoke your apple pie, and the different kinds of wood used may change the flavor of your pie so knowing which one to use is important. 

We recommend using applewood chips or pellets to smoke your apple pie for the best overall flavor. You can also use other types of wood such as maple, pecan, or cherry wood for a good smoked apple pie. 

FAQ

Does it make the pie taste or smell smokey?

When you smoke an apple pie it gives it a hint of smokey flavor, but it is not overpowering. 

What type of pellets should I use to cook an apple pie on the Traeger?

We recommend using apple, cherry, maple, or pecan wood because these flavors will still let your pie flavors shine, and not overpower your dessert. 

Should I precook the apples in my pie?

Yes, we strongly recommend precooking your apple pie filling before you smoke the pie. 

Smoked Apple Pie Served Hot or Cold?

Serving smoked apple pie hot or cold is up to your preferences. It is delicious either way!

Can you smoke apples in a smoker?

Yes! You can smoke apple pie in the smoker, pellet grill, or electric smoker. This makes for easy and fabulous dessert! 

What should I serve with smoked apples?

Smoked apple pie makes a delicious dessert for any smoked meal. If you already have the smoker going, why not throw on an apple pie as well!  

Smoked Apple Pie on the grill

Baking Desserts on Your Pellet Smoker

Baking desserts on your smoker is easy, and delicious. This allows you to enjoy a delicious dessert without having a big mess to clean up in your kitchen, or having to turn your oven on. Simply prepare your dessert and add it to the smoker in addition to your meal. 

Best Smoked Apple Pie Recipe On Pellet Grill

Smoked apple pie and a pellet grill are the best desserts no matter the time of year! We are excited to share this recipe with you and hope that you will enjoy the smoked apple pie recipe as much as we do!

We look forward to you giving it a try, be sure to tag us in a picture, comment below, or send us an email with how you are pie turned out. We love to hear from you! 

Let’s get grilling!

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