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Campfire Apple Bourbon Cobbler Recipe: A Delectable Fall Treat

Serve this one from the grill to your plate—adding some whip cream of course!

Apples are pretty well synonymous with fall, and what recipe could honor that mashup better than an apple cobbler? Warm, gooey apples mixed with spices, butter, and brown sugar are a staple of a yummy apple cobbler. But it's not always easy to whip up a solid cobbler while you are camping. No one wants to lug out a bunch of ingredients, either. Even if you are in an RV, packing space is at a premium.

Enter a quick and easy campfire cooking take on the classic cobbler. It only takes a handful of apples, a little bit of butter, brown sugar, and a dash of apple pie spice. But, the ingredient that makes it just may be the couple tablespoons of bourbon. Don't worry. It won't become a boozy cobbler (unless you want it too!) The bourbon brings out the existing flavors in the apples and spices, giving the filling a warm taste.  The apple cobbler is topped with granola and crisped over the campfire. Feel free to use your favorite breakfast granola so you're not packing double. Cook it up in your handy cast iron skillet over a campfire or camp stove for a quick and enjoyable dessert.

So, if you're going camping this fall, you've got to try this apple bourbon cobbler. It's seriously so good. Finish it off with a little whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream, and enjoy!

Campfire Apple Bourbon Cobbler Recipe


  • 2-3 apples, sliced 1/4-inch thin
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Apple pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granola

Recipe Directions

  1. Melt butter in skillet.
  2. Add apples, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add apple pie spice, brown sugar, and bourbon, and cook for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
  4. Top with granola and whipped cream.

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