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Campfire Apple Crisp are full of sweet juicy apples, warming spices, and an oatmeal topping that are perfect for making on the grill, over the campfire, or baked in the oven all wrapped up in an easy clean-up foil packet.
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Table of Contents
  1. Campfire Dessert In a Foil Packet
  2. Why We Love Campfire Apple Crisp In Foil Packets
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make Campfire Apple Crisp
  7. Pro-Tips for Making Campfire Apple Crisp
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Camping Recipes
  11. Campfire Apple Crisp In Foil Packets Recipe

These delicious Campfire Apple Crisps made in foil packets are full of sweet juicy apples, warming spices, and an oatmeal topping that is perfect for making on the grill, over the campfire, or baked in the oven. It is so easy to make this no-fuss recipe because once you fold the pantry-staple pieces and parts into the packet, this decadent campfire dessert practically cooks itself–no cleanup required!

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Campfire Dessert In a Foil Packet

Why settle for s’mores when you can recreate so many delicious desserts over a crackling open campfire or backyard BBQ grill? Not that I don’t love the classic cookout sandwich, but this campfire apple crisp recipe makes the BEST alternative solution when you just can’t s’more no more! 

I love to get cozy by the campfire with these apple crisp foil packs because they are warming, sweet, and fragrant. When you grill them on a campfire, they pick up an irresistible smokey, charred flavor that transforms the apples into tender, juicy treats topped with a crunchy oatmeal crumb. It is so much fun to make a perfect apple crisp, especially when it is grilled or baked in your own backyard.

Not a camper? No problem! These apple crisp foil packets can be made in the oven or on the barbecue grill in the comfort of your own home!

Why We Love Campfire Apple Crisp In Foil Packets

  • So simple and easy to prepare.
  • Fun, fuss-free cooking.
  • No clean-up required!
  • Tender, juicy apples are topped with a crunchy oatmeal crumb.
  • Makes delicious apple crisp in a foil pack on the grill, over the campfire, or baked in the oven.
  • Perfect dessert for camping trips, parties, or backyard barbeques.
Campfire Apple Crisp In Foil Packets topped with ice cream

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Apples: Make sure your apples are peeled, cored, and thinly sliced. 
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Apple pie spice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Quick oats
  • Salted sweet cream butter
  • Apple pie spice
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional topping)
  • Caramel sundae topping (optional topping)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Spice It Up: Feel free to add some pumpkin pie spice, ground cardamom, cinnamon, or nutmeg to your foil pack.
  • Gluten-Free: If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, you can substitute gluten-free flour for the all-purpose flour. Also, while oats are naturally gluten-free, they may come in contact with gluten so be sure to check your label!
  • Toppings: You can add some walnuts, pecans, or granola for some extra crunch, or how about some chocolate chips!!

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How to Make Campfire Apple Crisp

It is so simple and easy to prepare this fuss-free campfire apple crisp recipe. Foil packets create the perfect vehicle for making a sweet, juicy, delicious apple-filled dessert on the grill, over the campfire, or even baked in the oven.

  1. Toss together apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and apple pie spice and set aside.
    Toss together apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and apple pie spice
  2. In another bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, quick oats, apple pie spice, and melted butter and set aside.
    stir together the flour, brown sugar, quick oats, apple pie spice, and melted butter
  3. Place 1 cup of apple filling in the center of piece of foil. Add 1/2 cup topping over the apple filling.
    Place 1 cup of apple filling in the center of piece of foil. Add 1/2 cup topping over the apple filling
  4. Fold the long sides of the foil packets together, then fold the ends toward the middle. 
    Pro-Tip: Seal the packet well to trap steam. Fold the packets to close them, like a package. That way you will seal in all the steam and flavor. 
    old the long sides of the foil packets together, then fold the ends toward the middle
  5. To grill, place the foil packets around the edges of the preheated grill.
    Pro Tip: Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. If you cannot pre-set the temp on your grill, be sure to keep an eye the packets as they cook.
    place the foil packets around the edges of the preheated grill
  6. To cook over a campfire, place the packets on the grate over the fire pit.
    place the packets on the grate over the fire pit
  7. Cook, remove from heat, and allow packets to rest before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sundae sauce. Enjoy straight from the foil packet!
    Pro Tip: Always be very careful when opening the foil packets. They will be hot and emit steam.
    top the apple crisp with ice cream

Pro-Tips for Making Campfire Apple Crisp

  • For this dessert I would recommend using heavy duty aluminum foil to safely hold all of the ingredients. But you can absolutely make your apple crisp in regular foil by doubling up the pieces.
  • If you do not have a grill or fire pit, you can use your oven. You can bake the apple crisp foil packets on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Any leftover packets can be eaten as breakfast the next morning. (It’s vacation! Enjoy!)
  • Always keep an eye on the placement of the foil packets. Try to place the packets around the edges of the grill/campfire, as temperature on a grill or fire pit can fluctuate.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers either in the foil packets or an airtight container in a refrigerator or cooler overnight.
eat apple crisp using fork

Frequently Asked Questions

What apples are best for making this apple crisp?

The best apples for making this apple crisp will be your hard, crispy, tart apples. The crunchy, crisp apples will stand up better to the heat of the grill and they won’t turn into applesauce like the softer apple can. Some of my favorites include Granny Smith, Braeburn, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and MacIntosh.

Can I prepare these apple crisp foil packs in advance?

I love this dessert because it’s so easy to prepare in advance. If you plan to take them on your next camping trip, simply wrap the apple crisps in foil packs and put them in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to camp, take the assembled packs with you and store them in either the fridge or cooler until ready to make.

What toppings should I use on my apple crisp?

I highly recommend topping these apple crisps with caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, or cool whip – it makes an already delicious dessert even more divine! You could also sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or chocolate chips on top.

What are foil packet desserts?

Foil packet desserts (or meals) are made using a simple and easy, fuss-free cooking method that allows you to place all the ingredients in an aluminum foil packet and cook your food over a campfire or on a bbq grill. The clean-up could not be easier–just toss the entire packet in the trash when you are finished eating!

apple crisp in foil packets

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Campfire Apple Crisp In Foil Packets

Serves — 6
Campfire Apple Crisp are full of sweet juicy apples, warming spices, and an oatmeal topping that are perfect for making on the grill, over the campfire, or baked in the oven all wrapped up in an easy clean-up foil packet.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

Apple Filling

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

Topping

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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your grill to 350 degrees (if you can pre-set the temp on your grill. If not, just be sure to keep an eye the packets as they cook). If you are using a fire pit you will need at least 2 – 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 size mixing bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, quick oats, apple pie spice, and melted butter. Set it aside.
  • Tear 6 – 10×18 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 the cook for 20 minutes. Remove the packets and allow them to rest for 5 – 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.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store any leftovers either in the foil packets or an airtight container in a refrigerator or cooler overnight.
Tips:
  • For this dessert I would recommend using heavy duty aluminum foil to safely hold all of the ingredients. But you can absolutely make your apple crisp in regular foil by doubling up the pieces.
  • If you do not have a grill or fire pit, you can use your oven. You can bake the apple crisp foil packets on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Seal the packet well to trap steam. Fold the packets to close them, like a package. That way you will seal in all the steam and flavor.
  • 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.
  • Any leftover packets can be eaten as breakfast the next morning. (It’s vacation! Enjoy!)
  • Always keep an eye on the placement of the foil packets. Try to place the packets around the edges of the grill/campfire, as temperature on a grill or fire pit can fluctuate.

Nutrition Info

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
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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