Foil Pack Peach Cobbler – Campfire Dessert!

Last week we gave you an amazing delicious recipe for a healthy campground cook up, well there’s no better way to finish off a healthy meal around the campfire than with a delicious dessert.  This dessert is a healthy alternative to most desserts and is also great for the campfire.  Hopefully I will get a chance to try this before summer is out…if you get the chance, DO IT!! Send us a photo!


  • 3 cups peaches, chopped (~4 medium/large or 6 small)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon flour, any kind
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter/margarine, slightly softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt


Let fire become hot and burn for 10-15 mins before adding your foil pockets.  Create an 8-inch x 8-inch tin foil pouch and spray with cooking spray. Set aside. Prepare peaches, by chopping (keep skin on) and placing in a large bowl. Squeeze on the juice from a half a lemon and add brown sugar. Toss. Set aside. Add oats, flour, pecans, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a medium mixing bowl.  Mix well to create your crumble topping.  Next, layer the peaches and crumble topping into tin foil pouch by first adding half of the peaches to the pouch and then 1/3 of the crumble topping over the peaches.  Then, add the rest of peaches followed by the last 2/3 of the crumble topping. Fold the top of your tin foil pouch over the peach cobbler and seal the edges with your fingers making sure there are no holes for air to escape from.  Place in or on the campfire 15-20 minutes or until the top of your cobbler is a golden brown and the peaches are bubbly.  Carefully remove from fire, let cool for 2-3 minutes.

Note: If you wish to top your dessert with something cool and refreshing, try topping it with some greek yogurt as a healthy alternative to ice cream or cool whip.

Recipe retrieved and adapted from:

Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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