This campfire skillet apple cobbler is the perfect camping dessert! It's super quick to prepare in advance, packs and travels like a dream and creates the most impressive fireside treat.

For the Apple Filling:

Things You'll Need

  • 4 crisp apples peeled, cored, and sliced thin

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup brown sugar

For the Cobbler Topping:

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into cubes

  • ¼ cup milk


Step 1: Prepare the Filling

Add all the filling ingredients to a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Toss until well coated. Refrigerate (or add to an ice chest) until ready to use.


Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients

Stir together the topping flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.


Step 3: Rub in the Butter

Rub the butter into the dry ingredients with your hands until well combined. You can also use a pastry cutter or even a food processor to mix the butter into the dry ingredients.


Step 4: Add the Milk

Stir the milk into the topping ingredients.


Step 5: Add Topping to a Bag

Add the mixture to a Ziplock bag. Refrigerate (or add to an ice chest) until ready to use.


Step 6: Pack

Pack the filling bag, the topping bag, a 9-inch cast iron skillet and some aluminum foil for your camping trip. Keep the filling and topping in the ice chest until ready to use.


Step 7: Add the Filling to the Skillet

Once your fire is well underway (mostly hot coals with low flames), add the filling to the skillet in an even layer.


Step 8: Add the Topping

Crumble the topping over the filling in an even layer.


Step 9: Cover and Bake

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and add to a wire grate over the fire. Cook just until the topping has puffed and cooked, 15-20 minutes (time depending on how hot your fire is). If the cobbler sits on the fire too long, the sugars will burn.


Step 10: Serve and Enjoy

Carefully remove and ladle into bowls. It's hot so be careful! Serve with Cream or Ice-Cream.