A Campfire Dessert That’s Not S’mores

five ingredient campfire dessert

Apples are one of my favourite fresh on the go snacks. Unlike a lot of other fruit, they can take a bit of a beating without getting mushy or too bruised;  a sure-fire way for my kids to reject it.

Cinnamon Apples Are The New Marshmallows, Maybe?

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say my kids also dismiss sliced apples that are turning brown! That’s why tin foil cinnamon apples are my campfire dessert of choice. I can slice the apples whenever I want, knowing they’ll still be devoured since they get cooked in the fire.

Campfire apples

How To Make Cinnamon Apples Over The Campfire

Mix the following in a small bowl:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg

To keep things simple, create the mixture in your kitchen and bring it to the campfire in a reusable container. It makes enough for 3 packages.

spreadable butter for campfire desserts

Spreadable butter for campfire cooking

Tear off about two equal length pieces of tin foil, I eyeball mine and they’re around 12 inches by 16 inches. Layer them on top of each other to create a thick package.

Cut 2-3 small apples and lay them out in the tin foil. Sprinkle with the mixture and toss on a few small chunks of butter. This serving size satisfies my two hungry boys.

How to make foil pack apples

I prefer to use Gay Lea’s Spreadables Butter for campfire cooking. It tastes as good as  traditional butter but has the addition of unsaturated canola oil (a source of Omega 3) which makes it spreadable. This butter comes in a resealable container, I love not fussing with trying to cover the butter back up in its package.

foil packed campfire dessert recipe

Fold the foil tightly multiple times into a package. Place in the campfire or on the grill with tongs for about 20-30 minutes for soft apples, 15-20 for ones with a bit of crunch left. Turn the package a few times gently.

When bringing the package out of the heat, pierce with a fork to let the steam escape before opening the foil.

Campfire apples recipe

Eat right from  the foil using forks and possibly a napkin to keep any drippings off of clothes.

Campfire dessert cinnamon apples recipe

And of course, make sure you get a bite or two before it’s all gone!

campfire dessert recipe in tin foil

Whether going camping or grilling on your barbeque, these foil-packed cinnamon apples are quick to make outdoors. An added bonus of this dessert…my kids can easily help make this campfire dessert without the sticky hands they’d otherwise get from roasting marshmallows.

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.