Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir or whisk to mix. Store the rub in a sealed jar away from heat and light. It will keep for several months.

for the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 medium or 3 large grannie smith apples
1. Make the glaze. Place the cider, honey, lemon juice, and butter in a heavy saucepan and boil until thick, syrupy, and reduced by about 1/3-6 to 10 minutes. Set the glaze aside.

2. Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to high.

3. Cut the apples crosswise into 1/2 inch thick round slices. Don't worry about the seeds-they add a rustic charm to the preparation.

4. Brush and oil the grill grate. Arrange the apple slices on the grate and grill until nicely browned and semi-soft, 3 to 5 minutes per side, rotating each slice 90 degrees after 1-1/2 minutes to lay on a handsome crosshatch of grill marks. Baste the apple slices with the cider glaze on both sides as they grill.

5. Transfer the apple slices to a platter or plates. Drizzle any remaining glaze over them and serve at once.

Note: recipe from Steven's new book: BBQ USA.

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