This Campfire Peach Crisp dessert is cooked in a tin foil package over a low flame campfire. So delicious!
This past summer we went on a humungous road trip to California. Like 6000 km long. I’ll share more about that trip on another day, but for today I want to talk about peaches. More specifically peach picking we did along the way, and making peach crisp over the campfire…it can be done, just wait and see!
On our epic summer road trip we passed through the state of Oregon which was incredibly beautiful. SO many u-picks of fresh fruit and berries, road side stands selling farm fresh eggs and produce…it was a slice of heaven for this gal. Gathering food fresh from local farms is one of my most favourite things to do. I love the feeling of supporting local business, but most of all, there is nothing, nothing more delicious than food straight from the farm. Everything tastes better warmed by the sun and eaten fresh.
One of the things I wanted to do most while we were visiting Oregon was to pick peaches. I have never done this before, and in fact I don’t think we have many peach u-picks here in Canada for some reason, at least I haven’t ever come across any. But there were plenty to be found in Oregon, so one day on our trip we set out to pick peaches. This was such a fun experience! The farmers at this site were so welcoming and encouraged us to pick and eat as many peaches as we wanted straight from the trees, so we did! We devoured as many as we could handle, with peach juice dripping down our arms…it was quite the experience. My kids loved it. After we had our fill, we picked a box full to take along with us on our road trip.
Yes, you can make desserts on a campfire!
Now what to do with all those peaches? We tried to eat as many as we could for snacks, but we needed to find more ways to use them up. And one of the easiest and most delicious ways to use up peaches is in Peach Crisp, so that’s what we did. We made Campfire Peach Crisp. Yes, you can ‘bake’ while you’re camping! I like to make these while we’re camping because they’re so easy to put together, and you can enjoy them for dessert, or even for breakfast. Plus they use up a lot of fruit so I love that too. Just assemble in a tin foil packet and cook over the campfire…it’s easier than you might think!
Doesn’t that look yummy?! A layer of delicious cooked peaches, topped with a brown sugar oat crust…so good! I really hope you try this recipe the next time you camp, I’m positive you’ll love it! And if you don’t care for peaches, substitute them with apples or berries. Enjoy!
Campfire Peach Crisp
The Peach Layer:
- 4 1/2 - 5 cups peaches chopped (approx 4 - 5 peaches)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp water or fruit juice
The Crumble Layer:
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- dash salt
The Peach Mix:
- In a mixing bowl combine peaches, water and sugar.
The Crumble Mix:
- Combine flour, sugar, oats and salt.
- Add melted butter. Mix.
Putting it all together:
- Lay out a large piece of tin foil, and fold the edges up making a rectangular package with it.
- Put the peach mixture into the tin foil packet.
- Then add the crumble mix on top.
- Fold the tinfoil edges together, sealing the crisp up like a package.
- ** I also like to add another layer of tinfoil and wrap up the package again. I just find it's more sturdy) **
- Put the foil package onto the grate on the campfire, and cook for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Make sure the fire isn't too large...a nice low flame works best.
Have a delicious day!