Core the apples and score the skin multiple times with the tip of a sharp knife.
Place one apple on a sheet of foil, and with about a tablespoon of butter, completely coat the skin. Place the remaining pat of butter in the center cavity.
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix around the apple and into the center. Wrap the foil sheet around the fruit and give it a twist at the top.
I want to mention that cooking directly in the flames of a fire is not going to work NEARLY as well as using coals (either charcoal briquettes, or the red glowing embers from a fire) these are both hotter and more consistent for cooking.
We baked our apples on Friday night for breakfast on Saturday morning. One of the important things about camp cooking is time management. In the mornings we like to spring out of bed (depending on the outdoor temperature) and get our day started, so we personally don’t like to spend a lot of time on breakfast.
Putting together the ingredients for baked apples (or baking any other seasonal fruit) takes no more time than throwing a re-sealable box of sugar and cinnamon in the car along with the rest of your camping gear. With a few minutes of prep at dinnertime, you can have a hearty breakfast that tastes great, incorporates a subtly sweet dose of fruit, and sets the tone for a happy and healthy day outdoors!
Looks yummy. If this can be cooked over a campfire I should certainly be able to do this in my oven or microwave!
Lindsay Frye says
I absolutely love the idea of grilling the apples! That has to give it fabulous flavor! I have this pottery piece that is used for making these same type of apples… except I put it in the microwave. It’s a really neat piece! I love using it especially in the Fall!
However, I seriously will have to scrap the pottery piece to try putting the apples on the grill!!
Aly Casey says
YUM! I love that you said “sharp knife”. I was going to grab the dull, rusty knife until I read that. I love the recipe.
Amy- you could totally make these in the oven! I’d try 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Microwave cooking is not my specialty, but if you try it and it works, let me know!
Lindsay! I’m unfamiliar with what this pottery thing is you speak of, but it sounds cool! Yes girl, get the grill going!
Haha Amy!! Sharp knife *may have been* obvious. Understood ;^)
this looks so yummy!
What kind of dutch oven would you siggest for camping….I dont want it to be fancy….When you mention coals are you fishing them out of the fire from the night before????
Your blog article “Camp Cooking: Easy Baked Apples” is cool and helpful, thank you so much.