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Add a new sweet treat to your camping experience with these campfire oranges, featuring gooey and delicious cinnamon rolls baked right inside the orange peels.
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  1. Campfire Oranges Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Campfire Oranges Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Campfire oranges are a citrusy, fun treat that you will love cooking over an open fire in the great outdoors. A hollowed-out orange provides the perfect place to bake gooey cinnamon buns that come out infused with a sweet, tangy hint of orange.

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Campfire Oranges Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 5 large oranges
  • 1 (17.5-ounce) container of Grands! Cinnamon rolls with icing

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CINNAMON ROLLS: If you cannot find the Grands! Cinnamon rolls, you can use smaller oranges and the smaller size container of regular cinnamon rolls.

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Add chocolate chips along with the cinnamon rolls inside of the orange for a little bit of chocolatey goodness.

How to Make This Campfire Oranges Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

If you are not camping but you are still craving the campfire oranges, you can simply bake the cinnamon roll stuffed oranges in the oven. Bake according to the instructions on the cinnamon roll canister.

STEP ONE: Cut the tops of the oranges off. 

orange getting top cut off on a wooden cutting board

STEP TWO: Use a spoon to scrape out the orange fruit. Be careful not to pierce through the orange skin.

PRO TIP:

You can save the scooped orange fruit and serve it with a canned fruit cocktail. That will make good use of the discarded fruit center.

oranges scrapped out with a spoon

STEP THREE: Open the canister of cinnamon rolls. Place 1 cinnamon roll in each of the hollowed-out oranges.

cinnamon roll placed in each orange on aluminum foil

STEP FOUR: You can either place oranges in a disposable baking dish and cover with tin foil or wrap each individual orange tightly in aluminum foil. Either alternative will give you the same delicious results. 

oranges wrapped tightly with aluminum foil

STEP FIVE: Arrange the oranges over indirect heat over the hot coals of your fire. Cook for 40 to 45 minutes, checking at around 35 minutes, until the cinnamon rolls are fluffy and cooked through. Remove from the heat and frost with the icing included with the cinnamon rolls. Serve in the orange while hot.

PRO TIP:

Remember that anything cooked over the open flame will be hot when removed; cook with care!

Campfire Oranges covered with icing on aluminum foil

How To Serve

Enjoy this tasty dessert along with classic hamburgers or hot dogs cooked over the open fire. Of course, you could also make our campfire pizza or campfire nachos to enjoy along with this treat.

The best part of camping is the endless possibilities for delicious food, especially dessert. Our campfire banana boats and campfire chocolate cake are two such irresistible recipes.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of these orange and cinnamon rolls covered in the refrigerator or your cooler if you are camping.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing leftovers of these oranges. They are best made fresh.

close up shot of Campfire Oranges on aluminum foil topped with icing with a spoon grabbing a piece

Ooey-gooey s’mores have always been the traditional camping dessert. There are so many other ways to add a special sweet treat at the end of a long day enjoying nature, and these campfire oranges with their surprise cinnamon roll centers are the perfect example.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I cook these campfire treats on the barbecue at home?

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

Can I prepare these campfire orange cinnamon rolls ahead of time?

You can prepare these tasty campfire oranges ahead of time and wrap them in foil. Cook them on the fire once you are ready to enjoy them.

Can I save the leftovers of this recipe?

The leftovers from this recipe can be kept in the fridge or camping cooler overnight.

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Add a new sweet treat to your camping experience with these campfire oranges, featuring gooey and delicious cinnamon rolls baked right inside the orange peels.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 5 large oranges
  • 17.5 ounces container of Grands! Cinnamon rolls with icing

Instructions
 

  • Cut the tops of the oranges off.
  • Use a spoon to scrape out the orange fruit. Be careful not to pierce through the orange skin.
  • Open the canister of cinnamon rolls. Place 1 cinnamon roll in each orange.
  • You can place the oranges in a disposable baking dish and cover with foil, or wrap each orange tightly in aluminum foil. It is up to you, but the individually wrapped oranges are how I chose to cook my oranges.
  • Arrange the oranges over indirect heat over hot coals from the campfire. Cook for 40 to 45 minutes (check around 35 minutes) until the cinnamon rolls are fluffy and cooked through. Remove from the heat and frost with the icing included with the cinnamon rolls. Serve in the orange while hot.

Notes

  • If you are not camping but you are still craving the campfire oranges, you can simply bake the cinnamon roll stuffed oranges in the oven. Bake according to the instructions on the cinnamon roll canister.
  • You can save the scooped orange fruit and serve it with a canned fruit cocktail. That will make good use of the discarded fruit center.
  • Remember that anything cooked over the open flame will be hot when removed; cook with care!

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 98mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg
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