Apple Crisp Foil Packets for Camping

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here. 

The fall is my favorite season to be outside camping! I love the crisp cool air, the changing leaves, and the slower quieter pace of things. Usually, fire restrictions are lifted in the fall months too, which means plenty of time hanging around the campfire cooking delicious camp meals.

Foil packet apple crisp recipe

Fall is all about the pumpkin spice latte and apple crisp, right? This apple crisp foil packet recipe is the perfect fall camping dessert!

It’s so quick and easy to make and great for a cool evening around the campfire. Let’s get started!

Ingredients for foil packet apple crisp

Apple Crisp Foil Packet Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this foil packet dessert:

  • Apples – Granny Smith apples are my go-to baking apples. Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Pink Lady are also delicious and work in this recipe because they hold their shape pretty well once cooked. You also could combine a firmer apple like the Granny Smith with a softer apple like a Red or Golden Delicious for a fun combo.
  • Cinnamon – Of course, no apple crisp is complete without cinnamon!
  • Brown Sugar – I almost always use dark brown sugar because I love the flavor, but light brown sugar also works.
  • Lemon juice – This balances out the sweet topping and helps the apples break down.
  • Crumble Topping – The crumble topping is made with quick-cooking oats, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, salt, brown sugar, and butter!
Making apple crisp crumble topping
Apple crisp crumble topping

How to Make Foil Packet Apple Crisp

We start by mixing the dry ingredients for the crumble topping at home. Mix the oats, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar, and pecans together and store the mix in an airtight container.

At camp, mix in the butter. I find that it’s best to just use my hands for this step and pinch the butter into the dry mix until a crumble forms.

Diced apples with lemon juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar
Apple crisp filling

Dice the apples. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice on top of the apples and mix to get the apples fully coated.

Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples and fold up the foil packets.

Foil packet dessert ready to be cooked
Foil packet dessert for camping

To fold the packets, bring the two longest edges towards each other and roll them together to create a seal. Then, fold in the sides. Place the packet seam side down on the next piece of foil, and repeat the same folding process.

Do this one more time for a total of 3 pieces of foil per packet.

Cook over campfire coals (not flames) for 30-40 minutes, flipping the packets every 10 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the heat, carefully unwrap the packet and enjoy!

Apple crisp dessert while camping

Note About Cook Times

Cooking times will vary based on how big or small you chopped the apples, how big you made your foil packets, and how hot your coals are.

If you notice that the coals have cooled, simply bring in some new ones to heat things back up.

You can always take a packet off of the coals and carefully open it up to check on doneness. If it needs more time, simply fold it back up and let it cook longer.

When in doubt, air on the side if less heat. It’s better to have to cook the packets longer than have a completely burnt apple crisp.

Apple Crisp Foil Packets for Camping

This apple crisp foil packet recipe is the perfect fall camping dessert! It’s so quick and easy to make, and perfect for a cool evening around the campfire.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:50 mins

Ingredients

Crumble Topping

  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter

Apple Filling

  • 4 small apples* or 2 large apples
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

At Home

  • Mix the ingredients for the crumble topping (except the butter) and store the mix in an airtight container.

At Camp

  • Mix in the butter. I find that it’s best to use my hands for this step and pinch the butter into the dry mix until crumble forms. Alternatively, you can use 2 forks.
  • Dice the apples. The smaller you dice them, the faster they’ll cook.
  • Add the cinnamon, brown sugar, and lemon juice on top of the apples and mix to get the apples fully coated.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples and fold up the foil packets.**
  • Place the packets on top of campfire coals (not flames). Cook over campfire coals for 30-40 minutes, flipping the packets every 10 minutes until the apples are tender.***

Notes

*Granny Smith apples are my go-to baking apples. Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Pink Lady are also delicious and work in this recipe because they hold their shape pretty well once cooked. You also could combine a firmer apple like the Granny Smith with a softer apple like a Red or Golden Delicious for a fun combo.
**To fold the packets, bring the two longest edges towards each other and roll them together to create a seal. Then, fold in the sides. Place the packet seam side down on the next piece of foil, and repeat the same folding process. Do this one more time for a total of 3 pieces of foil per packet. (If using parchment paper for the first layer as I did in the photos, still use 3 pieces of foil on top of that.)
***Cooking times will vary based on how big or small you chopped the apples, how big you made your foil packets, and how hot your coals are. When in doubt, air on the side if less heat. It’s better to have to cook the packets longer than have completely burnt apple crisp.
Servings: 4 desserts

Easy apple crisp camping dessert

More Camping Desserts

Make sure to check out some of the other delicious camping desserts on the blog!

Below are some reader favorites you might have missed:

get my free

Camp Cooking Starter Kit

Printable camping recipes, a gear checklist, and a camping meal planner so you can go camping with confidence and good food!

    Similar Posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating