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Campfire Apple Crisp in Foil Packets

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This yummy recipe for campfire apple crisp in foil packets is a must for your next camping trip. Cinnamon sugar-coated apples are topped with a crumble mixture and cooked to perfection.
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  1. CAMPFIRE APPLE CRISP IN FOIL PACKETS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CAMPFIRE APPLE CRISP IN FOIL PACKETS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Your next camping trip absolutely must include this campfire apple crisp in foil packets for dessert. Sweet juicy apples are tossed in sugar and spice and topped with a crisp oatmeal topping and cooked over an open campfire. This dessert is the perfect way to end a fantastic evening enjoying nature.

If you love this campfire apple crisp recipe, check out our classic apple crisp or our apple pie cookies.

CAMPFIRE APPLE CRISP IN FOIL PACKETS INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

For the Apple Filling

  • 6 cups (5 apples any variety) peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice

For the Topping

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) salted sweet cream butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional topping)
  • Caramel sundae topping (optional topping)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

APPLES: Granny Smith apples are the best for apple crisp, but we also like Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, and Honeycrisp apples.

OLD-FASHIONED OATS: These are also known as rolled oats. It’s fine to use quick-cooking oats instead if that’s what you have on hand.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CAMPFIRE APPLE CRISP IN FOIL PACKETS RECIPE

PRO TIP

What is fantastic about these campfire apple pie packets is that they can be easily prepped ahead at home before you leave for camping — or at your campsite. Whatever works best for you.

STEP ONE: Preheat your grill to 350°F (if you can pre-set the temp on your grill. If not, just be sure to keep an eye on the packets as they cook). If you are using a fire pit, you will need at least 2 to 3 inches of nice hot coals to set the packets over. It’s also important that your fire pit has a grate to place over the coals.

PRO TIP

If you do not have a grill or fire pit, you can use your oven. You can bake the apple crisp foil packets at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

STEP TWO: Using a large mixing bowl, toss together the thinly sliced apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and apple pie spice. Set them aside.

PRO TIP

You can slice the apples the night before. Toss the uncoated apple slices in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or cooler until you are ready to assemble the packets.

STEP THREE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, quick oats, apple pie spice, and melted butter. Set it aside.

STEP FOUR: Tear six 10×18-inch sections of heavy duty aluminum foil. 

STEP FIVE: Scoop 1 cup of the apple mixture onto the middle of the heavy duty foil.

STEP SIX: Scoop out ½ cup of the topping on top of the apple filling.

STEP SEVEN: Fold the long sides of the foil packets together, then fold the ends toward the middle. 

STEP EIGHT: If you are using a barbecue grill, place the packets around the edges of the grill. If you are using a campfire, place the packets on the grate over the fire pit. Cook packets for 20 minutes. Remove the packets using oven mitts and allow them to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Always be very careful when opening the foil packets.

PRO TIP

Always keep an eye on the placement of the foil packets. Try to place foil packets around the edges of the barbecue or campfire grill, as the temperature on a grill or fire pit can fluctuate.

STEP NINE: Serve the apple crisp à la mode with vanilla ice cream, Cool Whip and drizzle the caramel sauce.

PRO TIP

Any leftovers of these delicious foil packets can be eaten as breakfast the following day. (It’s vacation! Enjoy!)

HOW TO SERVE

Plan to enjoy this decadent campfire dessert the next time you head off on a camping adventure. This perfect apple crisp would be delicious following our campfire pizza or campfire nachos. Our campfire dessert pizza is another easy camping recipe you can make over the fire.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this easy dessert either in the foil packets or an airtight container in a refrigerator or cooler overnight. 

There is something special about cooking things over an open fire and these delicious campfire apple crisps are such sweet treats to enjoy under the stars. Make them ahead of time at home or prep them at your campsite. Either way, they take your camping dessert repertoire to the next level.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I cook grilled apple crisp on the barbecue at home?

This easy campfire recipe would be delicious cooked on the barbecue at home for a camping experience in your own backyard.

What can I use if I can’t find apple pie spice?

You can whip up your own batch of apple pie spice at home with 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon with 2 teaspoons each of ground nutmeg and allspice.

Can leftovers be kept in a cooler overnight?

You can keep leftovers of this campfire apple crisp foil packs in your cooler overnight and enjoy it for breakfast the next morning.

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Campfire Apple Crisp in Foil Packets

5 from 1 vote
This yummy recipe for campfire apple crisp in foil packets is a must for your next camping trip. Cinnamon sugar-coated apples are topped with a crumble mixture and cooked to perfection.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Apple Filling

  • 6 cups apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (5 apples any variety)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice

Topping

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup salted sweet cream butter melted (1 stick)
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • vanilla ice cream optional topping
  • caramel sundae topping optional topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your grill to 350°F (if you can pre-set the temp on your grill. If not, just be sure to keep an eye on the packets as they cook). If you are using a fire pit, you will need at least 2 to 3 inches of nice hot coals to set the packets over. It’s also important that your fire pit has a grate to place over the coals.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, toss together the thinly sliced apple, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and apple pie spice. Set it aside.
  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, quick oats, apple pie spice, and melted butter. Set it aside.
  • Tear six 10×18-inch sections of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • Scoop 1 cup of the apple filling onto the middle of the foil.
  • Scoop out ½ cup of the topping on top of the apple filling.
  • Fold the long sides of the foil packets together, then fold the ends toward the middle.
  • If you are using a grill, place the packets around the edges of the grill. If you are using a campfire, place the packets on the grate over the fire pit. Allow them to cook for 20 minutes. Remove the packets and allow them to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Always be very careful when opening the foil packets.
  • Top the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and drizzle the caramel sundae topping.

Notes

PRO TIP: What is fantastic about these campfire apple pie packets is that they can be easily prepped ahead at home before you leave for camping — or at your campsite. Whatever works best for you.
 
PRO TIP: If you do not have a grill or fire pit, you can use your oven. You can bake the apple crisp foil packets at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
 
PRO TIP: You can slice the apples the night before. Toss the uncoated apple slices in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or cooler until you are ready to assemble the packets.
 
PRO TIP: Always keep an eye on the placement of the foil packets. Try to place foil packets around the edges of the barbecue or campfire grill, as the temperature on a grill or fire pit can fluctuate.
 
PRO TIP: Any leftover of these delicious foil packets can be eaten as breakfast the next morning. (It’s vacation! Enjoy!)

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
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