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Fire Pit Food: Berry Baked Apples

Posted by Luci Ackers on Sep 08, 2019
Enjoy a delicious serving of berry baked apples
Enjoy a delicious serving of berry baked apples

Make the most of your firepit and create a comforting pudding ideal for cosy evenings outdoors.

One of the most exciting things about a glamping holiday is the opportunity to cook outside! As well as a stove, all of Lantern & Larks glamping tents come with a firepit (and unlimited wood), which is perfect for both warming yourselves and for cooking delicious meals under the open sky. Although many people might immediately think of burgers and hot dogs, don't forget that there's also a huge range of delicious desserts which you can also cook over the open flames!

If you're looking for some inspiration, this simple dessert is both delicious and healthy, while also allowing you to really embrace your autumnal surroundings. So why not indulge yourself during your glamping break with the flavours of this rich, comfortable season... 

This recipe is an especially great one for our guests because you're likely to find the two essential ingredients on site - don't miss our blog on autumn foraging for some tips on seeking them out! Once you've collected your ingredients, simply stuff a cooking apple full of blackberries and cook in foil until golden. It'll come out bursting with colour and flavour.

Thanks to the Cool Camping Cookbook, 2nd edn. (Punk Publishing) for the recipe and photos.

Berry Baked Apples Recipe

An autumnal favourite, especially if the apples have been recently hoiked from their tree and the blackberries are freshly picked. If you’ve got some cinnamon to hand, that’d be extra-cosy.

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 cooking apples

Ground cinnamon (optional)

2 handfuls of blackberries

Cream, to serve (optional)

Method

Score a line around the waist of the apple to prevent it from splitting and exploding. Partially core it, leaving about 1cm of apple at its base. Sprinkle over a little cinnamon, if you have any, then fill the hole by squishing in as many blackberries as possible. Wrap the lot in foil and rest in the embers of the campfire. Cook for 20 minutes, turning the foil-wrapped apples regularly.

When ready, the apple should be soft (but not mushy) and golden-brown, giving up fluffy, crimson-stained flesh. Carefully unwrap and serve with lots of cream, if you like, and any leftover blackberries.

Apples and berries prepared for cookingBerry baked apples wrapped in foil

Note: You can also use blueberries or other berries to fill your apples. Be as creative as you like! You could also top with oats etc for a crispy topping… For a fun evening around the firepit, why not have everyone create their own version of this delicious desert, and judge whose is the best?

How to cook at home

If you love these apples as much as we do, you might want to try making them at home! Simply pop the stuffed apples in a baking dish and top with butter! Bake in the oven at 180°C for any time between 20 to 45 minutes (depending on how soft you like them), take them out and dig in! We especially like them served with yogurt and a little honey.

 

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Luci Ackers - author for Lantern & Larks
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.


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