Category Archives: Dessert

Grilled Apples and Ice Cream

So, your kids don’t eat enough fruit? The only time they get apples is when they trick-or-treat at the house of the creepy old man down the street? I have a remedy for you.

Grilling fruit on the grill is an excellent way to get some hot, flavorful dessert. Apples are as easy as it gets.

Start with apple rings: Just core a couple large apples, slice off the tops and bottoms, peel them with a veggie peeler, and then cut into thick slices. Apple rings are a favorite dinnertime side on the kids’ plates in the Simpson House.

The (likely) inspiration behind Apple Jacks cereal

Each was given a generous drizzle of honey, plus plenty of cinnamon and sugar.

I started some indirect grilling with the sweet(er) side up.

The added flavors of pork BBQs past is a bonus

Then I went more direct with the sugary side down. Each side got about ten minutes or less.

Sweet side down

Once finished, no time to let them cool. Put them in bowls and cover with ice cream ASAP.

Hot and ready for ice cream


Oh sweet apples!

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. (“You can make this any night you want!”)

One of the kiddos put some vanilla yogurt on it and we tossed on some whipped cream for good measure. Of course, dessert was preceded by massive whippit injections of pseudo-dairy topping into each child’s mouth until it came out their noses.

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Simpson Death S’mores

What constitutes a BBQ? Open flame and food, right? Well, I guess s’mores can be considered within the pantheon of BBQ. Tonight we make Simpson Death S’mores.

Condemned, prepare to die.

Why death? Because some Peeps need to die. Get some Peeps, be they bunnies or chicks, and skewer those fools.

Don't mind this. This is doctor's orders.

(Edited to add this note: Do not use a glass bowl. Use a metal bowl.) Get a few chocolate bars and put them in a metal or Pyrex-type glass bowl (no, do not do this) and place on a grill grate over the open flame.

Disaster in 3...2...1...

Wow. As the chocolate burned, I poured a little milk in the bowl and started to stir with a spatula. Who knew the Pyrex bowl would frickin’ explode into a zillion pieces? Shit. After cleaning up that fiasco, we moved on to a metal bowl with some more chocolate and some 2% milk. Stir well, then remove from the incredibly hot flames.

Far less volatile. Ready for burnt Peeps.

Flame the poor pathetic Peeps until they are near death, then give them a good molten chocolate dunking.

Burn, Peeps, Burn!


After this abuse, smoosh the Peep victims in between some graham crackers and consume messily. Note that the chicks dissolved and fell off of the skewers, while the bunnies managed to make it from dunk to cracker fairly well. Who would’ve guessed.

Pink peep + chocolate + fire = blood?

I have to say, these are awesome. As an avid Peep zealot, I really enjoyed these. The chocolate was even, creamy, and sweet, and the Peeps were both molten in the center and the exterior sugar crystalized well.

Yes. Crack a cold beer and revel in your children’s consumption of this decadent morbid treat.

Summit's 25th year anniversary beer. Excellent.

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