We are nearing the end of August and I don’t want summer to end. Nothing says summer like a good campfire so it’s time we discuss food options.
This year I have been really into the idea of cooking apples. Just because the treats are usually chocolate based it seemed like a sweet and delicious change of pace.
- Apple preferably Granny Smith
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon Butter
- 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- Dash of nutmeg
First we peeled and cut the apples into pieces. I cut them fairly small so they’d cook a bit faster. Then packaged a couple apples together in each packet.
In a bowl mix the cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar together so it’s evenly mixed. In the packet with the apples I threw in small pieces of butter. Then sprinkled the dry mixture on top.
With the apples ready package it up twice in tin foil the placed it on the bbq for about 15 minutes.
I really wanted to share my success and triumphantly post about how great it was but the second batch wasn’t quite the same. It still tasted okay in the right spots. The differences were small but thought I would mention to avoid any similar errors.
- I used margarine instead of butter, out of necessity.
- We cooked this one one the fire without a grill. One side got too close to the fire and burned. Burned apples do not taste good. Be careful when cooking fire can outsmart you.
- When we went to get it off of the fire we poked the aluminum and lost some of the liquid. Apparently that was crucial for taste.
- Despite our shortcomings the not burned half was okay in the limited juice we had left. We just didn’t eat all of it this time around.
If you are trying to get away from marshmallows and chocolate cooking apples as a dessert is a good option. It’s basically a pie filling in the perfect setting. Eating warm apples around a fire just feels right.
in fact I want to play around with this as a base. Add more and see what happens. So there will most likely be a post with some new options coming your way soon.