Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs with Caramel Sauce — EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel…SO irresistible!!

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs with Caramel Sauce — EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel...SO irresistible!!

Easy Campfire Dessert in Foil

Almost four years ago to the day, I posted a recipe for 5-Minute Microwave Apple Crisp for One.

It’s a reader favorite and social media darling because every year around this time that recipe becomes popular again and sees some social media love, which is what jogged my memory about it.

Since foil-pack-anything seems to be the current rage, I foil pack-ified the recipe and it turned out fabulously.

The apples are juicy and tender, the crisp topping adds chewy texture, there’s plenty of cinnamon-sugary flavor, everything is drizzled with salted caramel sauce, and topped with whipped topping or ice cream.

It’s a restaurant-quality dessert that’s made in one bowl, ready in under 15 minutes, there’s almost zero cleanup, and is made with ingredients most everyone keeps on hand!

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs with Caramel Sauce — EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel...SO irresistible!!

What’s in the Campfire Apple Crisp? 

To make the grilled apple crisp with caramel sauce, you’ll need: 

  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Spices
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salted caramel sauce
  • Whipped topping or ice cream (optional) 

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs with Caramel Sauce — EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel...SO irresistible!!

How to Make Campfire Apple Crisp

Simply mix together the apples, cornstarch, sugars, and spices. Divide between two large sheets of foil.

Then, make the oat crisp topping and sprinkle evenly over the apples. Carefully fold up the edges of the foil packs and seal tightly to ensure no steam escapes. 

I cook the foil packs on my outdoor grill, but you can bake them on a sheet pan in the oven or over a campfire.

Because I’m impatient, I crank my grill to high and let it heat up which is about 750F (screaming hot), place the foil packs directly on the grill grates, turn the heat down to medium, close the cover, and cook for about 7 minutes.

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs with Caramel Sauce — EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel...SO irresistible!!

Can This Recipe Be Prepared in Advance? 

If you’re actually going camping and want to prepare the apple crisp foil packs in advance, you can. Wait to cook the apple crisp until you plan on serving it, but feel free to assemble and chill the foil packs. 

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes, very easily! This caramel apple crisp recipe makes two large foil packs, which serves about four people. 

Feel free to double, triple, etc. the recipe as needed! 

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs with Caramel Sauce — EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel...SO irresistible!!

Tips for Making This Campfire Dessert

Because all ovens and grills vary in their heat output, it’s hard to say exactly how long to cook the packs.

I estimate as short as about 7 minutes and as long as about 15 minutes, but it’s highly variable. You may burn the first round if you’re not careful because between the natural sugars from the apples and the added sugars, combined with the heat, charring can happen easily.

Be careful when you open the packs because there is a lot of steam. I wait a couple minutes and open with oven mitts on before drizzling with luscious salted caramel and adding the whipped topping that melts beautifully into the warm campfire apple crisp.

Caramel Apple Crumble Foil Packs
Yield: 4

Caramel Apple Crumble Foil Packs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!! Juicy apples, chewy crumble topping, and luscious salted caramel...SO irresistible!!

Ingredients

Apple Layer

  • 2 medium/large apples, diced into 1/4-inch cubes (I did not peel mine, peel if you wish; I used Gala; Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or your favorite may be used)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, diced into small 1/8-inch sized cubes
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • optionally add pinches ground ginger, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, allspice, etc. based on preferences

Crisp Topping

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, diced into 1/8-inch sized cubes
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • salted caramel sauce
  • whipped topping or ice cream, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to high (or preheat oven to 450F), place two large sheets of foil on the counter (approximately 12x18-inches); set aside.

Apples:

  1. To a medium bowl, add all ingredients, stir to combine.
  2. Cut butter into the dry ingredients with a fork, and distribute apple mixture evenly between the two sheets of foil in mounded piles; set aside.

Crisp Topping:

  1. To the same bowl, add all ingredients (except salted caramel sauce and whipped topping), stir to combine, cut butter into the dry ingredients with a fork, and evenly top the apple mounds with the crumble topping mixture.
  2. Seal up foil packs tightly around the edges to trap the steam in, place packs directly on grill grates, lower the heat to medium, close the grill cover, and cook for about 7 minutes, or until done (bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until done).
  3. Place packs on a plate, allow them to rest for 1 to 2 minutes, and be careful when you open the packs (use oven mitts) because there is a lot of steam.
  4. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce to taste and optionally add whipped topping before serving. Recipe is best warm and fresh.

Notes

Cook time: Because all ovens and grills vary in their heat output, it's hard to say exactly how long to cook the packs. I estimate as short as about 7 minutes and as long as about 15 minutes but it's highly variable; make sure to keep a watchful eye so they don't burn.

Adapted from 5-Minute Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crumble For One.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 5gSugar: 53gProtein: 4g

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