Apple Pie With a Handle

This mouth-watering dessert hot off the campfire will remind you of the apple pie your grandmother used to make (minus the crust)! Roast these cinnamon-sugar coated apples over the fire for a sweet, fruity treat that will hit the spot. Once you try this apple pie with a handle, you’ll be hooked!


4 cooking apples

1 C. sugar

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Roasting sticks

Cooking spray


Peel and slice each apple, being sure to get rid of any of the core and seeds.

Spray the roasting sticks with cooking spray and skewer the apple slices on them.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Dip the apples in the sugar and cinnamon mixture and roast over the fire.

Roasting time will depend on the heat of your fire, so keep an eye on your apples. They will be very hot, so carefully check them to see if they are tender after about 8 minutes.

Pie Iron Recipes:

If you have a pie iron, your possibilities for campfire pie are endless! When making a pie iron treat, start with buttered bread placed buttered side down in one side of the iron, add your delicious filling, and top it with another slice of bread, buttered side facing out.

Bringing pie filling in a can is a quick and easy way to fill your pie irons! But if you want to make your own that skips the preservatives and extra sugars and tastes delicious, try these easy filling recipes.

Apple Pie Filling

3-4 large baking apples, thinly sliced

1¾ tsp. lemon juice

2 C. water

1 C. sugar

3 Tbsp. cornstarch

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Add your apple slices to a bowl and toss them with the lemon juice. Let them sit while you prepare the rest of the filling.

In a large saucepan, add the water, and then combine the remaining ingredients and add them to the water. Whisk them together.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes.

Add the apples, return to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer around 8 minutes or until the apples are tender.

Allow to cool at room temperature before storing in the refrigerator. This may also be made ahead of time and frozen.

Blueberry Pie Filling

4 pints of blueberries

¼ C. sugar

1 ½ Tbsp. cornstarch

¼ C. water

2 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into slices

In a large saucepan, add 3 pints of the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and water.

Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to thicken.

Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until blended but not too vigorously as you want the last pint of blueberries to stay whole.

Not only are these pie iron recipes delicious, but they’re fun to make too! Everyone can make their own, which kids love to do! Get creative and think of other scrumptious fillings, such as pb&j, Nutella, cheese, and so much more! So after everyone has worked up an appetite from playing a friendly game of badminton or pipe ball, gather your pie ingredients and start baking!

Do you have a favorite pie iron filling that you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!