Some people think that just because they are camping, they can't have the same meals as they would if they were at home. That's simply not true. I'm going to share with you a simple but VERY delicious recipe for an dutch oven Apple Crisp. So, go put those S'mores makins back in the container and let's have a REAL dessert!
First, your going to have to get your campfire going good and then let the coals smolder. Be sure to preheat your dutch with about 11 or so coals underneath it.
Now the ingredients for the best Apple Crisp you've ever eaten.
6-8 cups of sliced apples
3 cups of Bisquick
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
!/2 cup water
6 tablespoons of shortening or cooking oil
and of course;
charcoal (30 briquets or so)
If you brought along shortening, put it in a small metal pan or cup near the fire so it can melt.
While your waiting for your coals to burn down and smolder, peel your apples.
When your oven is hot enough, spread the apple slices on the bottom of the oven evenly and pour in your half cup of water. Sprinkle your cinnamon and sugar on top of that and replace the oven lid, adding 19-20 coals on top of the lid.
In a bowl, add the Bisquick, milk, eggs and melted shortening (or cooking oil if that is what your using). Mix thoroughly.
Very quickly (to retain the heat in the dutch oven) drop the batter one spoonful at a time on top of the apples and sugar being careful to NOT spread it out and then sprinkle some cinnamon on top of that.
Replace the lid and the 19-20 coals on top of it.
Check in 5 minutes to see if a crust is already forming on top. If it is, then your oven is too hot and you'll need to remove some of the coals from the top.
Check in 10 minutes and if a crust is forming lightly, then your temperature is just right. If there is no crust, then add more coals to the top.
Check in 20 minutes. If your crust is slightly browning, then your ok. If it is dark brown, remove some coals and if there is no browning, add some coals to the top.
In about 30 minutes, your Apple Crisp should be done. Check it by inserting a toothpick into the center of the crust. If it comes out clean, it's ready to be devoured!
After eating your food cooked in your dutch oven, remove scraps and clean your oven properly.
If there are leftovers, replace the lid on the oven and in the morning you can reheat it over the fire for some breakfast.
You can use any type of fruit for the filling. However, if your using canned or frozen fruit, don't add the water.
You can also make this same recipe in your oven at home.
I hope you give this a try while your camping and if you do, come by Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville and let me know how it turned out. I won't mind at all if you bring me a piece of it so I can see first hand how good it is! :)
Hope to see you soon!
Camping Team Lead
Bass Pro Sevierville