• 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pie plate
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (optional)


  • To make the batter: Generously grease a 25cm metal pie plate with butter. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cloves and mix well. Cut the 5 tablespoons of butter into small pieces and add to the bowl, mixing with your fingertips until you have a coarse meal. Whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla and add to the bowl. Mix well. The batter should be well combined but still have some lumps. Pour the batter evenly into the pie plate.
  • Core and slice the apple lengthwise into 1/2cm thick slices. Arrange the slices on top of the batter around the outer edge of the pie plate like petals of a flower, overlapping them slightly. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the apples and batter.
  • Grill over indirect medium heat (180°C to 230°C), with the lid closed, for 20 minutes. Rotate the pan 90 degrees. Continue grilling with the lid closed until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes more. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve at room temperature with whipped cream, if desired.


Prep time: 30 minutes
Grilling time: 35 to 40 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8

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