These fire roasted cinnamon apples are such a tasty dessert for a comfy night around the fire. I have such fond memories of eating these on camping trips growing up. They taste very similar to a warm apple pie filling. Furthermore they are super simple to make! You can use any type of apple however I find a Red Delicious or Granny Smith apple will give you the best results.

You can eat these right from the stick just like a candy apple or even cut them up and place them on top of vanilla ice cream. If your going for an apple pie/apple crumble feeling I seriously suggest trying these out with ice-cream! You can even get creative and add some granola to the mix. Over the years I have found it so much fun to come up with clever snacks by the fire with family and friends. So go ahead and have fun with it!

For the purposes of my this post I stuck to my go to simple recipe and enjoyed eating it right from the stick. If you don’t like to get your hands dirty by all means use a fork and knife but its a fire night no need to be classy! I do suggest waiting a few minutes when you remove the apple from the flames. I’ve personally been a victim to a burnt tongue by being impatient so please learn for my mistake and let it cool for a moment!

Overall, this is a recipe I hold close to my heart. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. Furthermore, try this out with friends and family and make fun memories!

Fire Roasted Cinnamon Apples

Delicious snack for a night around the fire
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1


  • Roasting stick
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plate


  • 1 Apple Red Delicious
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon


  • Begin by stabbing through the core of the apple with a roasting stick. If you don't have a roasting stick, a strong branch will work. Just make sure to rinse/clean the branch before use.
  • Roast the apple in the fire, constantly turning the stick to get an even cook. You want to keep cooking until the skin on the apple is charred.
  • Once the apple is charred, remove the apple from the fire but keep the apple on the stick. Next, remove the skin from the apple. The charred skin should easily pull off. I suggest using a knife to lightly peel the skin from the apple.
  • Next, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Then roll the apple in the mix
  • The next step is to roast the sugared apple in the fire until the dry mix begins to liquify. Remove from fire and roll the apple in the mix then put the apple back on top of the fire. You can repeat this step as much as you would like depending on how much you want the apple to be coated.
  • Once the coating of the apple is no longer dry you can remove from the flames and let it stand until cool enough to eat. You can eat the apple right off the stick or cut up and enjoy with vanilla ice cream.


I recommend using a roasting stick (campfire fork), or find a strong enough stick to hold an apple. You don’t want to lose your apple in the fire! Also, you want it to be long enough that your hands aren’t to hot by the fire. It takes a bit of time to get the apple fully roasted. You want to avoid having to much heat by your hand. If your looking for a campfire fork or roasting stick I suggest checking out Amazon or

fire roasted cinnamon apple
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Enjoy and remember to eat good baby!

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