Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dutch Oven Assignment

APPLE CRISP (rating: *****)



Apple Mixture:

·         10 cups apples, peeled and sliced

·         1/4 cup lemon juice

·         1 tablespoon lemon zest

·         3/4 cup sugar

·         1/2 cup golden raisins

Topping Mixture:

·         1 1/2 sticks butter

·         1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

·         1 1/2 cups light brown sugar

·         1 1/2 cups oats

·         2 tablespoons lemon zest

·         1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

·         1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

·         1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Vegetable oil or cooking spray


 Combine all of the ingredients for the apple mixture in a bowl.

In another bowl, cut the butter into the flour and stir in the remaining topping ingredients.

Spray the interior of a camp Dutch oven with cooking spray or wipe with vegetable oil. Spread the apple mixture in the bottom of the camp Dutch oven. Top with the topping mixture. Bake at 350°F by placing 8 coals under the camp Dutch oven and 16 coals on top of the lid. Continue cooking until the apples are cooked and the topping is brown. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

How we did it:

When we did the assignment it was really rainy, but with a tarp over the fire we could heat up the coals anyways.

We did not make any changes to the recipe… except the nutmeg, which we didn’t put in the mixture because we did not have it.

With 13 coals under and 12 coals on top of the Dutch oven, the apple crisp inside, and aluminium foil all around it, the apple crisp was baking.

After around 35 minutes the crisp was gold brown and ready to eat.

It is good to check the crisp from time to time to make sure that nothing burns. Also, it is better to split up the work. While Sarah and Air were pealing and preparing the apples, Brenna and I were starting the fire. Like this we did not lose a lot of time. Unfortunately, we couldn’t serve before the end of the period anyways, because we lost some time while hanging up the tarp. Instead, the students came at lunch to enjoy some delicious apple crisp with ice cream. On long trips it might be hard to bring ice cream, but instead you could bring some cool whip.

I love the recipe and I would totally do it again.

Source: Bob Kellermann. Web. <>. 17 June 2012.

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