10 Open Fire Dessert Ideas

Find your sweet tooth over the fire!

Skillet Cookie & Ice Cream

Skillet Cookie & Ice Cream

Did you know you can cook some amazing desserts over an open fire?

That is right! Whether out in the wood or in your backyard, your sweet tooth can be satisfied with some of the most delicious desserts from the fire.

Here are 10 open fire dessert ideas to get the ball rolling the next time you are cooking:


1. Dutch Oven Apple Pie

This American classic can easily be done in a campfire near you. All you will need is a good size Dutch Oven and an awesome apple pie recipe, and you will have a dessert that will feed the whole family. I recommend that you get freshly picked apples for the pie, and let it roast over the fire for about 2 hours to get a nice crispy crust! Don't have dutch oven? We have you covered right here!


2. Hanging Pineapples

The art of hanging pineapples over a fire is something I found mostly in South America. Carve the outer layer of skin off the fruit, hang string from the base of the leaves, and let it roast over the fire for an hour or two. This will caramelize the outside layer of the fruit and make it perfect to carve up and serve with vanilla ice cream!


3. Banana Fosters

Ever seen banana fosters cooked in a restaurant? The flame sinks into the skillet and caramelizes the bananas and sauce. Well, lucky for you, this dish can be easily replicated over open fire! Grab your favorite skillet, bananas, and a few other ingredients to make this dish perfect. Just make sure to be careful as it is meant to catch fire for only a short second!


4. Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt S'Mores

There is nothing more delicious than a perfectly cooked s'more. But what if it could be made just a little more grown up? Try out a family favorite of mine by using dark chocolate, marshmallows and a pinch of sea salt. This is a great backpacking and camping dish as all the ingredients are light and easy to carry.


5. Baked Apples

Apples seem to be a huge dessert over open fire, so why not bake them! In tin foil, place sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon and butter and let cook on top of some coals for about 20-30 minutes. This is an amazing RV camping dish as it can feed a lot of people and is easy to make.


6. Grilled Peaches

If you are like my wife, then fruit by itself is a perfect dessert. Grill some peaches over the fire and eat them right after. You will be happy you tried this! Moreover, I like to sear some peaches over the fire then throw them into a skillet with brown sugar & spiced rum. This is an amazing dessert when having friends and family over for dinner!


7. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

Everybody craves a little sugar in the morning. All you will need to do to satisfy that craving is get a dutch oven and roast some cinnamon rolls in it! Make sure to butter up the bottom of the cast iron thoroughly so that they don't stick!


8. Nutella & Fruit on Coal Roasted Bread

One of my favorite open fire desserts is coal roasted bread with Nutella and fruit. Grab some uncooked dough and kneed it till its like 1/4" thick. Throw it on top of the coals for 1-2 minutes per side and then cover with Nutella and fruit. Find my detailed recipe here!


9. Cherry Turnover

A cherry turnover is a campfire classic. Use two pieces of bread with cherry filling in the middle and place it on a cast iron turnover. Roast it over open fire and eat it like there is no tomorrow! Can't beat this amazing dessert.


10. Skillet Cookie & Ice Cream

We all love a delicious and gooey skillet cookie. Place some cookie dough into a small cast iron pan, cover it and let it cook over the fire for about 20-30 minutes. Pull it out and put a scoop of ice cream on top, and you will be sent to dessert heaven!


Time to Cook!

As you can see, there are plenty of ideas to choose from when thinking about making dessert over open fire. Here were just a few to get you started! Enjoy making them and make sure to use #overthefirecooking to show off your results!


Need the right cast iron for a dessert? We have you covered here!


Related Articles