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Caramelized Peaches in Foil: A Campfire Delight

Caramelized Peaches In Foil

Hey there, future campfire chefs! Today I’m going to share one of my absolute favorite camping recipes: Caramelized Peaches in Foil. This dish will turn any regular campfire into a sweet and warm culinary event that everyone will love. Trust me, even the wildlife will be jealous of the aroma wafting from your campfire.

This recipe serves 4 and only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.


– 4 ripe peaches

– 1/4 cup of unsalted butter

– 1/2 cup of brown sugar

– A sprinkle of cinnamon

– Foil for wrapping

Optional toppings:

– Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

– Granola or crushed graham crackers

Ingredient Alternatives:

Not a fan of peaches or can’t find good ones at the market? This recipe also works wonders with apples or pears. You could even try a mix of fruits for a campfire fruit medley! If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, consider substituting brown sugar with honey or maple syrup. They give a different, but equally lovely, sweet taste. As for the butter, coconut oil makes a great vegan alternative.


1. Start your campfire and let it burn down to a nice bed of coals. While you’re waiting, you can start preparing the peaches.

2. Slice each peach in half and remove the pit.

3. Lay out four squares of foil. Place a half peach, cut side up, on each square.

4. Divide the butter into 8 slices and place one slice in the hollow of each peach half.

5. Sprinkle each peach half with an equal amount of brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon.

6. Fold up the foil around the peaches, making sure to seal the edges well to keep the butter and sugar from leaking out.

7. Once your fire is ready, place the foil-wrapped peaches on the hot coals and let them cook for about 20 minutes.

8. Carefully remove the peaches from the fire (be mindful, they’ll be hot!) and let them cool for a couple of minutes.

9. Open the foil packets, add your toppings if desired, and dive in!

Side Dish Ideas:

Pair these delicious peaches with a hearty camping main, like grilled sausages or skewered shrimp. Or keep it vegetarian with some marinated, grilled portobello mushrooms. As for grains, a quinoa salad with veggies would provide a great balance to the sweetness of the peaches.

Pros and Cons:

The pros of this recipe are numerous. First, it’s simple and easy to make, with minimal ingredients and equipment. Second, the sweet, warm peaches are a great morale booster after a long day of hiking or fishing. Third, this dish offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a dessert not typically associated with camping.

As for cons, there are a few to consider. The first is access to ripe, high-quality peaches. Depending on where and when you’re camping, finding good peaches may be difficult. The other is the need to carefully manage your fire. Getting the coals just right for cooking can take a bit of practice.

So, fellow campers, whether you’re a seasoned outdoor adventurer or new to the camping lifestyle, this recipe is a treat that’s sure to become a campfire tradition. Happy camping and bon appetit! Enjoy the outdoors!

Here are some camping related links that might be helpful.

Free Campsite Map
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