Simple Bourbon Apple Crisp


Simple Bourbon Apple Crisp

When I Go RVing with my family, we make everything over the fire. We grill steak, veggies, potatoes and more. We even heat up our cider with mulling spices to stay warm over the fire. It’s always the best dinners in the world.

By the time dinner is over though, I start to crave something sweet. Not something too sweet, but something that will really hit the spot. You know what I mean?

Bourbon… Apples… Sugar…

When I have a sweet tooth craving around the campfire, I tend to make my Simple Bourbon Apple Crisp. Made with tons of sliced apples, bourbon, brown sugar, cinnamon and more. This one skillet dessert is so simple to make with minimal dishes or prep work. Seriously, it only takes about 15 minutes of work.

So why does it only take 15 minutes?

Instead of baking the crisp, you will cook the apples then add a blend of oats, pecans, and more sugar. Stir in this blend to the added crunch and texture that we all love about fruit crisps.

Add a little bit of bourbon for a night cap, and I am off to bed in the RV. Goodnight!

Simple Bourbon Apple Crisp
Simple Bourbon Apple Crisp
Simple Bourbon Apple Crisp



  • 8 apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Vanilla ice cream (with serving)


Cooking Details: Yields: 2-4 Servings Cook: 10 minutes Prep: 5 minutes Equipment: Cast Iron Skillet and Spatula. Instructions: 1. In a skillet, add butter and let melt until beginning to brown. In a bowl, add all fruit ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add fruit ingredients to skillet and cook for 8 minutes. 2. In another bowl, add all topping ingredients (pecans, rolled oats, brown sugar, and salt). Pull skillet off of fire, add toppings and let sit for 2 extra minutes. 3. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!

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Derek Wolf fell in love with open fire cooking while watching TV in an attempt to put off doing college schoolwork. A fire pit gifted as a wedding present turned inspiration into action, and now he shares his mouthwatering creations with the world as Over The Fire Cooking. Married into a family of RVers, he knows the quickest way to get to know your campground neighbors is with good food. Follow his adventures and learn grilling tips and recipes along the way at Over The Fire Cooking.