For those unfamiliar, Johnny Appleseed ( was an early American who was known for introducing apple trees across much of the early American (and some Canadian) frontier. This baked apple is the perfect “healthy?” treat for a  late night or early morning campfire! I list the ingredients for one apple, but feel free to make as many as you’d like at one time!


  • 1 apple – cored (your favorite kind!)
  • 1 tbsp (14 g) butter – cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp (14 g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (1.3 g) cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) chopped nuts and/or dried fruit (optional, but encouraged!)
  • tin foil
  • heat source – oven, grill, camp fire

Johnny Appleseed’s Baked Campfire Apples Instructions:

Step 1 – Much of the prep is included in the ingredients list. Apples should be cored, but not peeled. Butter and nuts/dried fruit can be coarsely chopped!

Step 2 – Place your cored apple in the center of a square of tin foil. I recommend about a 12″” square, but just big enough to wrap your whole apple in.

Step 3 – Mix together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts/fruit in a small bowl or food processor.

Step 4 – Pack the sugar mix into the center of the apple and wrap the tin foil around it.

Step 5 – Place the apple in your heat source on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes. The sugar and butter should be melted and the apple should be soft.

Step 6 – Remove from heat and enjoy!

For an extra special treat, serve with vanilla ice cream! Yum! I’d love to see what kind of fillings you include! Also make sure to share your favorite apple variety using #IGGPPCamp!

Contributed by Summer AKA Camp Director Sumsy:
Summer is a former ACTUAL summer camp counselor turned VIRTUAL summer camp director. She excels at spreadsheets, blanket forts, and always sings the silliest camp songs the loudest. She’s around on Twitter @Sumsicle.