Tired of s’mores for dessert? This easy peach cobbler is a simple camping dessert alternative!

An easy camping dessert: Peach Cobbler with Brown Sugar Bourbon Sauce. Made right on your campfire - no oven required!
On most camping trips, dessert options usually fall somewhere between s’mores and s’more s’mores. Not that there’s anything wrong with the all-American campfire classic, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little variety on the menu. So if any of you are suffering from Fluffy Puff Marshmallow Fatigue™, we’d like to throw this sweet and crunchy, no-bake Bourbon Peach Cobbler recipe into the mix.

Preparing dinner at a campsite can be enough of an ordeal on its own, so if we’re going to have dessert, then it better be simple. So simple that it’s practically an afterthought. Like, “Oh, that’s right, there’s also dessert!” The ingredient list for this recipe includes a lot of items we typically have with us anyways (granola, sugar, and whiskey). The only thing we have to remember to pick up are the peaches.

Another great thing about this dessert is that it can be made entirely in one pan over a small burner stove or an open campfire. (Just watch where you’re sloshing the whiskey or you’ll get a face full of flame.) We served ours up in bowls, but for the dishwashing adverse, we’d suggest handing out forks and eating it straight from the pan.

No-Bake Bourbon Peach Cobbler

  • 3 ripe peaches (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup granola
  • Optional: handful chopped almonds (if your granola doesn’ have them already mixed in)
  1. In a cast iron skillet (8 or 10 inch works best) over medium high heat, heat the oil or butter. Add the peaches in a single layer and cook 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften and brown in spots. Flip the peaches and cook the other side an additional 2-3 minutes.

  2. Take the skillet off the fire (this might seem unnecessary, but it will prevent the alcohol vapor from catching fire if the flames from your campfire flare up). Pour bourbon into the skillet, then return the skillet to the grill. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, stir well to incorporate and coat the peaches.

  3. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reduces and the peaches are soft, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with 1 cup granola (and chopped almonds if using) to create the crumble topping, and serve immediately.

Equipment Needed

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Cast iron skillet
Measuring cups & spoons
Bowls and utensils for serving

If you make this no-bake dessert next time you’re camping, let us know! Leave us a comment below or follow us on Instagram @freshoffthegrid and tag your camp cooking photos #sporkandknife so we can check them out!

An easy camping dessert: Peach Cobbler with Brown Sugar Bourbon Sauce. Made right on your campfire - no oven required!

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