Campfire Apple Pies

campfire apple pie

My kids and I love to go camping.  We go every summer as many times as we can.  Way back when (6 years ago) it was about the only thing I could afford to do during the summer time and I wanted to pass along my love of camping and the outdoors.  Well, it worked.  My kids LOVE to go camping.  They don’t argue.  We don’t have TV or electronics.  They sleep better and poke the fire and hike and just enjoy being outside.  It’s heaven!

We just got back from our first camping trip of the summer and man, did we have fun!  We went up to Silver Falls State Park and it was so beautiful!  There are a ton of hiking trails and amazing waterfalls and a small river/creek to play in.  I don’t think we could have asked for anything more.

silver falls state park

Our first evening there I started up my camp stove and noticed it was dripping gas.  Not good.  I tried to fix it but with my awesome fixing skills Ha!), I failed.  So we did all of our cooking over the camp fire.  It was a blast!

kids cooking with pie irons

For dessert we made these Campfire Apple Pies.  Don’t they look heavenly?

campfire apple pie

Last year I posted about our pie irons and Pudgy Pies.  I am so in love with these Pie Irons and could cook all day with them.  Seriously!

And who couldn’t eat a delicious apple pie after a day of hiking and having fun!

I sprayed my pie irons with non-stick cooking spray and added a layer of pie crust to one side.  You can make your own pie crust and take it with you, but I just bought the refrigerated kind and put it in the cooler.  Yum!

Add a good amount of apple pie filling.  Again, you can make your own at home before you go or you can buy a can of apple pie filling.  (See how easy this is?)  I always use Duncan Hines Wilderness Pie Fillings.  They are delicious and really make this recipe so easy.

campfire apple pie

Add another layer of crust on top of the filling and crimp the edges.

campfire apple pies

Cook over the campfire for about 5-8 minutes on each side.  This totally depends on how hot your fire is.  Check them often to make sure they don’t burn.)

campfire apple pies

Remember, you don’t want to hold them over direct flame, they will burn.  If you have a grate over the top of the fire and your fire is pretty hot, this works great.  Just lay them there and forget about them for a little while.  Come over and flip them and check to see how they are cooking.

pie irons on fire

I made some frosting at home and put it in a plastic container.  Just a simple recipe of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.

campfire apple pie

Let your pie cool for a little while (the filling will be super hot!), spread frosting over the top and devour eat.

campfire apple pie

AMAZING!!!

Have I convinced you to buy some pie irons yet?  I can’t wait to go camping again just to eat cook.

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Comments

  1. What fun that must have been! The campgrounds look like they are beautiful. That’s pretty fancy camping food if you ask me. The apple pies look delicious!!

  2. OK, not only do those little apple pies look amazingly delicious, they also look amazingly easy to make! I love the fact that you guys can come up with something that looks so tasty and yet seems so easy to make while CAMPING. Some of my friends and my family can’t get their pants on and boots/shoes laced up correctly, much less pull off some yumminess of the sort that you have written about and pictured here. Thanks for the post!

  3. Love this, I got the sandwich press and I love it. I’m looking forward to taking my kids camping when I have some. My parents took us camping and hiking all summer and I still love going and hope my future kids will too. You kids will have great memories of you taking them!

  4. how cool! i didn’t know that griddle thing existed

  5. I just wish I could wrap my head around camping. It’s just not gonna happen…I’m too much of a princess. BUT I can totally make these in my backyard! 🙂

  6. Those look awesome! We love apple pie around here and anything cooked over the fire tastes especially yummy! I’m pinning and tweeting. Have a lovely day!!
    Neighbors About Town Blog

    • Thanks, Kris. We do too and these were out of this world. Thanks for the comment.

  7. I am going to buy these pie irons ASAP (I just wrote them down on my list)! Don’t tell anyone, but I think I would like these pies better than s’mores when we go camping! Thanks for the yummy, fun idea, Erin! What a pretty camping spot. Your kids are so lucky:)

  8. Margaret Puffer says:

    Not only good for camping but could be used for a BBQ to give the illusion of a vacation when time and money doesn’t allow.

  9. That looks amazing! Pinning and going to try this with my kids later. Delicious! 🙂

  10. How great to be able to make apple pie on a campfire!
    Would you please stop by my blog hop and share this link?
    Open right now 🙂 Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row
    http://www.ducksnarow.com/2013/07/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-29.html
    Thanks so much!
    Sinea

  11. OOH Yum! between this and the 2 liter bottle sprinkler that you linked up, I decided we better start following your site. You have such terrific ideas. Way to go fun Mom!
    with love,
    -Jo

  12. I’ve never been camping before in my life! lol I’m pretty sure we could make these in the backyard though… any tips on where to get the pie maker thingamabobs?

    • Hi Erica. These would be great in a backyard fire pit. There is a link on the bottom of the post to them on Amazon. There are priced great and come right to your door. =o)

  13. Oh my… I hate camping, but I think I am gonna LOVE these! Bonfires are a favorite and those look amazing!

  14. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    These look delicious! We made a variation of them years ago when we camped, but I sent the link to my sister who is camping now! Thanks for sharing at TGIF!

  15. Oh, yum!! Such great memories that you are making and sharing. We always made ours with bread and not crust. I bet the crust tastes better. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  16. These look wonderful and easy! Now I wish we were going camping this year. We could always spend the night in the backyard.

  17. Erin, this is such a cute and fun idea! I think any kid would have a blast making these and they look so good! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    My readers would love this idea! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

  18. Krystal Waters says:

    I’m not a camping fan, but I want to make these in the backyard on the grill. My husband loves apple pie and this way I wouldn’t have to turn on the oven in the heat.

  19. I would love to go camping one day – never done it!

    These apple pies look a-maz-ing! I can almost taste them through the screen!

    Thanks so much for sharing at #FlashbackFridays!

  20. Your kids are just adorable and we will be having these campfire apple pies at the next camp out. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. my MIL has these tools for the campground, it’s a shame we don’t get to use them enough because this looks good

  22. Rebecca says:

    These look awesome!! Thanks for sharing!