After a full day of outdoors exertion, I think that you can agree that you probably deserve a little something delicious. You still want to keep it at least a little healthy though, right? Well, maybe you don’t WANT to, but you know you should. Here’s a sweet treat that will actually add to your day’s nutrient count.
Firebaked cinnamon apples
Good for: Families, solo chefs, backpacking, car camping
Cooking time: 45 minutes
-1 sizable baking apple (granny smith or jonathan would work great)
-1 tbsp butter
-1 tbsp sugar
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-crushed walnuts (optional)
-Square of aluminum foil
- Carefully use knife to core apple, taking care not to slash your hand open or cut through the bottom of the apple.
- Mix cinnamon, sugar, and crushed walnuts together
- Dump cinnamon, sugar, and walnut mixture into the apple, cover with tbsp. of butter
- Placing apple in center of square of aluminum foil, wrap fruit up entirely. Place in fire, open side up
- Allow apple to roast until softened and heated through, around 45 minutes.
- Ideas of things to do while waiting for apples to cook: daydream about how delicious it will be, play “country roads” on guitar, or reapply bug spray like 7 times.
Weekly Backcountry Cooking tip: Individually packaged seasonings
You may not make it to fast food restaurants that often (good on you if you don’t) but you know what I mean when I say that they are flush with incredibly convenient individually packaged flavorings, like soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayo, barbeque sauce, and many more. It isn’t a horrible idea to collect these when you can—it is a lot easier to pack little packet of soy sauce in and out of a wilderness area than an actual bottle of soy sauce. It will allow you to get more creative with your outdoor chef-ery, and you can get these completely free of charge!