Apple Cobbler

Who says you can’t have a little culinary luxury in the woods? Apple cobbler is surprisingly simple to make and you will impress your backpacking friends when you whip it up in the middle of nowhere. Up the ante by using my snow cream recipe to give them the closest thing to ice cream and apple pie this side of the civilization divide.  If you want to put everyone in a food pleasure induced coma I suggest chicken and dumplings for the main course.


Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20-40 minutes

Total time: 25-45 minutes

Serves 2

Tools Needed:

Pot and skillet with lid


  • For Topping:
    • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
  • For filling
    • 1 cup dried apples
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • dash of nutmeg
    • dash of ground cloves or one whole clove
    • 1 tablespoon flour, kept separate


Keeping topping and filling ingredients separate, add all ingredients to your lightweight container of choice. At your campsite, mix the contents of the filling bag with enough water to cover all the ingredients. Simmer over your heat source until everything is rehydrated, adding water if needed. Meanwhile, slowly add water to the topping ingredients while mixing, until it all pulls together. Once the filling is rehydrated, mix the flour packet with a little water until smooth. Slowly add the flour mixture to the filling mixture until it is thickened. Then drop spoonfuls of the topping into the filling. Cover and cook, over lower heat if possible, until the topping is cooked through. Serve with vanilla milk or vanilla snow cream.

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