How to Make Campfire Apple Pie

Tired of the same old s’mores routine? We put a fun campfire spin on an old classic that will fulfill your Americana nostalgia, while being quick, easy, and fun to make. Here’s our recipe for Campfire Apple Pie! Planning a camping, glamping, or RV trip, and need a site?

Ok, now let’s get cookin’.

First things first, you’ll want to get a fire going. This will ensure that you have nice hot coals by the time your apple pies are ready for cooking. Next, start slicing your apples. You can estimate around one apple per person, but more or less is ok, depending on how large you’d like your pie packs to be. Thin slices will work best to make sure they have that gooey pie-filling texture.

You can make an apple slicing assembly line with your campmates for more fun and quicker prep! Once you finish slicing your apples place them in a bowl, and mix in your brown sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. For best results, make sure your apples are evenly coated in the mixture.

Set that bowl aside, and in a new bowl, combine your brown sugar, flour, oats (the quick cooking kind!), cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. We’ve provided measurements to follow below, but hey, you’re camping! Don’t stress about getting the amounts perfect, just have fun with it, and we promise it will still taste good. If you have kids, this is the perfect recipe for them to help out with. And if you’re looking for a family friendly place to stay, check out these campsites near you!

Next, cut two squares of aluminum foil for each pie-pack you’re making, and evenly divide your apples onto half of the foil squares you’ve cut.

Similarly, cover each pie with an equally divided layer of your dry mixture. We should mention that you can melt the butter into the mixture for a more cohesive crust, but we opted for cubes, because we like to keep things simpler when we’re camping. Convenience and simplicity are key here, and trust us, they will be super tasty either way.

Place the remaining half of your foil pieces on top of each apple pile, and create sealed pouches by pinching in the edges.

Now that your pouches have been prepped, place them on the fire for 10-12 minutes without flipping them. We recommend popping them open a little early to see how things are going. We like ours a little extra crispy, but if you don’t, you may want to pull them early.

Carefully remove your foil pouches from the fire, and give them a moment to cool down. Remove the foil, and top with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream (whipped cream is definitely more convenient than ice cream for camping). The only thing left to do is enjoy!


    Apple Mixture:
  • 4-6 sliced tart apples (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, etc.)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of cornstarch (more or less depending on amount of apples)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
    Crumble Mixture:
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups quick oats
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 cup cubed OR melted butter
  • Whipped cream OR vanilla ice cream
  • 2 medium to large mixing bowls
  • Aluminum foil
  1. Build campfire.
  2. In one bowl mix brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and sliced apples. Coat evenly, and set aside.
  3. In another bowl combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter.
  4. Cut 2 foil squares per person, and divide apple mixture evenly on top.
  5. Sprinkle a layer of crumble mixture on top of each apple mixture.
  6. With the second piece of foil, cover the contents, and pinch in edges to form a pouch.
  7. Cook pouches a few inches above campfire for 10-12 minutes or until done. Do not flip.
  8. Let cool for 2-3 minutes, top with whipped cream or ice cream, and ENJOY!

We hope this Campfire Apple Pie has inspired you to head outside and enjoy some awesome campfire meals. Hipcamp offers thousands of unique campsites, glampsites, and RV sites all around the country, perfect for your next adventure!

Kendall McLeod

Coffee-drinkin', true-crime obsessed, small-town gal from Texas, living in a big city + trying to save our planet!

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