This easy campfire apple pie recipe is the perfect dessert to pack for your next camping trip. I love that this dish only needs two easy to pack ingredients and cooking over the campfire (or barbecue grill) makes clean up a breeze!
We made this campfire apple pie on the barbecue last night and the boys said that it was their absolute favorite camping dessert so far!
How to make campfire apple pie:
It honestly doesn’t get much easier than this!
Start by purchasing and packing the ingredients. You will need a can of apple pie filling and a container of biscuit dough. That’s it!
Open the pie filling and scoop it into an aluminum baking dish or pie tin. Optional: add a sprinkle of cinnamon at this step.
Open the container of biscuits and layer the dough on top of the pie filling.
Lastly cover the aluminum dish with tinfoil and bake over the campfire on low for 20-30 minutes. Tip: this dish can also be cooked on the barbecue on the lowest heat setting for 20-30 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on the temperature of your pie so that the bottom doesn’t burn.
Doesn’t this look so, so delicious?! Now just imagine serving it with vanilla ice cream if you were lucky enough to stow some away in the freezer of the camper! You could also try serving this campfire apple pie with fresh whipping cream. Yum!
Camp cooking essentials:
- Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized. Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker (aff link) makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
- 540 ml can apple pie filling
- 1 container Pilsbury buscuit dough
- Start by purchasing and packing the ingredients.
- Open the pie filling and scoop it into an aluminum baking dish or pie tin.
- Open the container of biscuits and layer the dough on top of the pie filling.
- Lastly cover the aluminum dish with tinfoil and bake over the campfire on low for 20-30 minutes.