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:
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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