If you follow my blog you know that our family likes to travel. In particular, we love to camp…or as some call it GLAMP! (glamour camping) Last summer I did a campfire recipe series. I don’t have a specific focus this year, so I am just going to have an ongoing Diana Camps series. It might be recipes, crafts, DIY, or destination reviews.
I am starting out with a great new recipe that we discovered at a recent camping rally. One of the attendees made this delish dessert which was devoured quickly. It one of those that sticks in your mind so we made it when we camped this past weekend. Our friends got this recipe from the Rhodes Bread website.
Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie
18 Rhodes AnyTime!™ Cinnamon Rolls, thawed but still cold
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 packets cream cheese frosting (included with rolls)
1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
Prepare your coals and dutch oven. We like to use parchment paper liners. You can buy pre-cut ones or just cut your own from a roll of parchment.
Cut the cinnamon rolls in fourths and put into the dutch oven. You can see ours looked very globby. I think they were a little more thawed than the recipe called for but they turned out fine!
Mix the apples (we left our peels on…YUM!), brown sugar, cinnamon, graham crackers, and pecans and pour on top of the rolls.
Cover with lid and bake at 350°F 25-30 minute, which is approximately 18 briquets on top and 10 on the bottom. This may vary depending on the size of your DO. This is what it looked like when it was done baking! We just wanted to eat it at this point.
Mix up the icing, which is 2 icing packets (included with the rolls) and 1/3 cup caramel and pour it on top of the baked goodness.
At this point, we put the lid back on and let it sit for about 10 mins so that the icing could really soak in.
This is a YUMMY recipe that can also be made at home. We ended up using 3 icing packets and more than 1/3 of a cup of caramel. It was SUPER rich. Next time we will decrease that icing amount and increase the apples & pecans. This makes a big amount so make sure you have a hungry bunch!!
These parchment liners are great! It makes for an easy clean up!!
We’ve camped 3 times already this year and have a big 2 week trip to South Dakota coming up in mid-June. Stay tuned for more camping posts!!