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Campfire Apple Crisp Recipe {So Easy!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Campfire Apple Crisp Recipe is so easy to make at the campground. Using canned apple pie filling as a shortcut will free up your time, so you can enjoy your time in nature. This delicious apple filling and streusel topping, placed in a foil packet, is perfect for the backyard grill, the oven, or the campfire grill.

campfire apple crisp recipe

Campfire Apple Crisp Recipe

campfire apple crisp recipe

I love camping recipes. Around here though, I usually don’t wait to go camping to enjoy the deliciousness of campfire cooking. With a gas grill and foil, I have everything I need to enjoy the comfort of a campfire dish right in my backyard.

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The beauty of this recipe is that you can bake it or grill it on a gas grill or on a campfire grill grate. It’s so versatile and absolutely delicious. The perfect summer dessert treat.

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Tips and Tricks for Apple Crisp on the grill

  • A nice shortcut is to use canned apple pie filling
  • Spruce up your apple pie filling with cinnamon and/or nutmeg for a warm apple pie flavor
  • Use heavy-duty foil and layer it with 2 pieces
  • Cut the pieces longer than a nine-inch pie plate
  • Pull the side up and fold them over to resemble a pie plate
  • If you are taking this recipe on a camping trip, then put the topping mix in a large zip tight bag

Baking Modifications for Grill, to Oven and campfire grill for Apple Crisp

  • Oven – preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 30-35 minutes
  • Grill – bake over indirect heat with the lid closed for 20-25 minutes
  • Hot Coals and Grill Grate – Set the foil pan on the grill and cook for 20-25 minutes – moving the foil pan as needed to obtain even heating

What are some add-ins or replacement ideas for Apple Crisp?

  • Add raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries and/or nuts to the filling
  • Use spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to deepen the flavor
  • Replace apples with canned peaches or cherries

Are you ready to make this recipe? Let’s make sure that you have everything you need…

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Spices like nutmeg and cinnamon are optional but preferred
  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • rolled oats
  • unsalted butter

Finally, here’s the printable recipe for this Campfire recipe:


Campfire Apple Crisp Recipe {So Easy!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This campfire apple crisp is absolutely delicious. Easy to make and perfect for a summer night. Add whipped cream or ice cream for even more deliciousness.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minute
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x




  • 1 can of Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 tsp. of nutmeg


  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oats – I used Quick Cook
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (8 Tbsp.)
  • heavy-duty foil – 2  (18 inch long pieces)


DIY Foil Pie Pan 

  • layer the 2 foil pieces
  • pull the sides up so there is about a 2-inch wall
  • form a circle in the middle that is about 9 inches wide


  • Pour the can of apple pie filling into the center
  • Pour the nutmeg over the filling
  • Fold the spice into pie filling
  • Spread the pie filling over the center of the foil pan


  • In a medium bowl or in a large zip-tight bag, add the flour, sugar and oats and mix well
  • Shake the topping over the filling
  • Slice the butter into 1/2 Tbsp. slices and scatter them around the topping – covering the topping
  • Place on grill heated to medium heat –  over indirect heat
  • Close the lid on the grill
  • Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the topping is golden and filling is bubbling
  • Remove from heat
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out individual portions
  • Optional – add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to the center of the entire dessert or onto individual servings


Using an oven or grill grate over campfire…

  • Grill grate – place pie foil pan over indirect heat and cook as directed above
  • Oven – preheat the oven to 350 degrees, bake for about 30-35 minutes



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