A quick and easy fall-inspired camping dessert, this vegan campfire apple crisp is guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and cozy at the end of the night.
This no-bake apple crisp is designed to be an afterthought of a dessert. Something so simple it’s hard to think of a reason not to make it. So on your next camping trip, treat yourself to something sweet. The dishes can wait – you’ve still got dessert coming!
What’s really nice about this recipe is that it uses a lot of common camping ingredients: apples, granola, cinnamon, brown sugar, and bourbon. These are things you might already be picking up anyways and can be repurposed to make dessert.
To start, preheat a cast-iron skillet over a campfire or camp stove while you cut a few apples into thin slices. Toss them into the skillet and let them cook down until they start to get soft and release some liquid into the pan.
Then add your brown sugar, cinnamon, and a shot of bourbon. Mix together over the heat to burn off the alcohol and reduce the liquid slightly.
Once the liquid starts to thicken, remove from the heat, sprinkle your favorite granola on top, and you’re done… almost.
While you could serve this dessert on its own – we highly recommend leveling up to the “a la mode” version. If you’re camping in an RV or van and have fridge with a freezer, you might be able to serve this with a scoop of ice cream. If you just have a cooler, whipped cream is the answer!
If you plan on enjoying some fall season camping, then this is the dessert for you. Throw another log on the fire and cozy up with this comforting dessert.
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Campfire Apple Crisp
- In an 8″ or 10” cast iron skillet, over medium heat, saute the sliced apples in a bit of oil or butter until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add the spices, bourbon, and sugar, and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens and the apples are tender, 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and sprinkle the granola evenly across the top. Enjoy straight from the skillet or serve in individual bowls with a dollop of whipped cream.