Barbecued Pork-and-Apple Kebabs

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

The quick barbecue sauce turns into a sweet tomato glaze as it cooks on the grill.


  • ½ cup apricot jam

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grill

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds (about 1 ½ inches each) pork tenderloin, halved lengthwise and cut into 16 cubes

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 8 wedges


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Make the sauce: In a large bowl, combine jam, vinegar, tomato paste, and 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Assemble 4 long skewers, alternating 4 pork cubes with 2 onion wedges and 2 apple wedges on each (begin with pork and end with apple). Roll skewers in remaining tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Lightly oil grates. Place skewers on grill; cover grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until grill marks are visible, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Open grill; baste skewers with some sauce, and cook, turning skewers and basting occasionally with more sauce, until pork is no longer pink in the center and is nicely glazed, 4 to 8 minutes more.

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