Fall Food and Drink for the Campfire

camping-foodLooking for some good fall camping recipes? You don’t have to add pumpkin spice to everything (although you could if you want). When you’re huddled around the campfire on a cold fall night, you need beverages that will keep you warm and foods that will keep your spirits high. You need warm, hearty, rib-sticking goodness. Here are a few recipes to try around the campfire this fall.

Dutch oven apple pie

Apples are the fruit of fall, and one of the best ways to enjoy them is in a pie. While most people don’t normally think of camping and baking, a dutch oven makes pie making possible around the campfire. Warm apple pie is best served on a cold fall night around the campfire. There are countless dutch oven apple pie recipes online. Here are a few good ones.

Just make sure you know how to cook in a dutch oven.

Hot apple cider

Hot beverages are a great way to stay warm when it’s chilly outside, and apple cider is the perfect fall drink. You can go super simple and just grab a package on instant cider mix on your way out of town. All you need is boiling water and a mug. Of course, you might want to take your cider game to the next level. Stock pot or a percolator

Grab a gallon of your favorite cider and combine your choice of brown sugar, freshly sliced apples, cloves, allspice, cinnamon sticks, ginger ale, or citrus fruits in a stock pot or percolator (if making cider in a percolator, place spices, sugar, and fresh apples in basket). Place pot or percolator on a grill or gridiron above coals to keep warm.

Hot chocolate

As with hot apple cider, hot chocolate can be as simple or extravagant as you prefer. Packets of cocoa mix are low maintenance and hassle free, but you can make a mean cup of cocoa with a few simple ingredients.

Just combine cocoa, sugar, and water in a sauce pan, and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Add milk, keep warm, and enjoy.

Add vanilla extract or other flavorings, or bring marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, candy, or whatever toppings you enjoy.


A campfire classic. It’s warm, filling, tasty, and a breeze to make. Basically, all you have to do is find a recipe you like, dump the ingredients in a large stock pot, place it over some coals, and stir it occasionally. Here are a few campfire chili recipes to choose from.


Same as for chili. Dump in ingredients, sit back and stir.

One Comment

  1. The dutch oven thing is quite interesting,Iwoudnt think that you can bake a pie in it.

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