Summertime Camping with Roasted Ambrosia Apples

ambrosia apples roastingNow that restrictions are lifting, and campsites are opening across the country, it’s time to get outside. Whether it’s around an open fire in the backcountry, or sitting at your backyard firepit, there’s something special about food cooked over an open flame. Most go-to campfire treats are laden with sugar and seriously lacking in nutrition. This camping dessert recipe doesn’t fall into that trap! It tastes like apple pie, is easy to make and is healthy to boot.

Here’s how to make Campfire Roasted Ambrosia Apples.

Cut out the core of a medium-size Ambrosia apple, while keeping the bottom part of the apple intact. If you do break through the bottom, that’s okay, it’ll just be a little messier. The cavity should be 2-3cm wide when you’re done.

Inside the cavity, place 2 teaspoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of Demerara sugar, and chopped walnuts if you like.

Wrap the filled Ambrosia in 2 layers of tin foil. Make sure the whole apple is covered and there are no holes where the butter or apple juices might seep out.

Place the wrapped Ambrosia apple directly onto the hot coals for 5 minutes and then, using tongs or a couple of smooth sticks, flip it over and let it roast on the other side for another 5 minutes.  Be careful not to rip the tin foil in the process!

Remove the Ambrosia from the fire and let it cool. Once it’s cooled down a bit, open the foil at the top and check for doneness with a fork. You can wrap it back up and pop it back in the fire if it’s not soft enough but usually a total of 10 minutes on red hot coals will do the trick for a medium sized apple.

Enjoy! You can unwrap it, chop it up and serve in a bowl or just use the tin foil as a bowl.

Give these a try on your next camping trip and you’ll have the whole gang toddling off to their tents after dinner with smiles on their faces – not bouncing around trying to burn off a sugar rush! Here’s a tip: if you love Ambrosia for dessert, try it in the morning sprinkled with nuts and toasted oats!

P.S. If you’re not the outdoorsy type, you can still enjoy these Campfire Roasted Ambrosia Apples – just cook them up on the BBQ!

While you’re around the fire, why not sing some campfire songs? If you’re ready to belt out the more complicated ones, we suggest you start out slowly, like the Girl Guides do.