Grilled Apple Crisp with Porter-Toffee Sauce

This delicious grilled oatmeal apple crisp is sure to impress the family. Served warm, and topped with porter toffee sauce and ice cream, it's the best apple crisp you've ever tasted! The thick caramel sauce adds a delicious fall flare to this classic dessert.

Grilled Apple Crisp with Porter Toffee Sauce
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Grill Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 7 cup peeled and thinly sliced cooking apples (7 medium)

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 recipe Porter Toffee Sauce

  • Ice cream (optional)

Porter Toffee Sauce

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • ½ cup porter beer

  • 2 tablespoon light-color corn syrup


  1. In a large bowl combine apples, granulated sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, apple pie spice, and salt. Transfer apple mixture to an 8x8x1-3/4-inch disposable foil pan or metal pan.*

  2. For topping, in a medium bowl combine oats, brown sugar, and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over apple mixture. Cover pan tightly with foil.

  3. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Test for medium heat over center of grill. Place crisp in pan on grill rack in center of grill. Cover and grill for 15 minutes. Uncover pan. Cover grill and grill about 30 minutes more or until apple mixture is bubbly. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place crisp in pan on grill rack. Grill as directed.)

  4. Remove crisp from grill; cool slightly. Serve warm with Porter-Toffee Sauce and, if desired, ice cream.

Porter Toffee Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, whipping cream, beer, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 12 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency. Store any leftover sauce, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1-1/3 cups.


A metal pan may get some minor burning from the grill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

566 Calories
16g Fat
105g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 566
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 105g 38%
Total Sugars 82g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 41%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 326mg 7%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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