Our Favorite Fall Recipes

Our Favorite Fall Recipes

Do you smell that? It’s the time of year when the air gets a bit or crisp, leaves start changing and smells of spice, apples and pumpkins feel the air. Yep, it’s Fall, and it’s one of our favorite times of year.

While summer winds down, camping only gets better. Cooler temperatures promise comfortable days and nights spent warming up by a campfire. There’s still time to make great memories together this year. To help, we’ve put together some of our favorite camping Fall recipes. Bon a Petit!

S’More Basics

It wouldn’t be Fall without pumpkin everything…even s’mores! This is a simple take on our favorite camping treat.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate

Take a left-over pumpkin pie (or buy one if you are looking for ease!) a pumpkin pie, cut the pie into small squares, place the square on a graham cracker, stack roasted marshmallows and chocolate and top with a graham cracker. It’s that easy…and very tasty!

Campfire Chili Lasagna 

Is there anything better than warming up to a heaping bull of chili? This easy recipe is sure to warm you up without letting you down. Use your Dutch Oven to make this over the fire.

Ingredients Needed:

  • I can corn
  • 1 can red beans
  • 1 can hot chili beans (or mild)
  • 1 can medium black olives halved
  • 1 box Hamburger Helper Lasagna
  • 1 ½ pounds hamburger meat or meat substitute
  • Diced onion
  • Grated cheese

Brown hamburger and drain. Drain all liquid from cans into a measuring cup, adding water to get to the amount called for to make Hamburger Helper. Add the Hamburger Helper spice packet and noodles, cook for 10 minutes in a slow boil. Add black olives, corn and red beans and cook covered for 5-7 minutes. Add chili beans and cook on low until noodles are done. Top with cheese and onions.

Pigs in a Sleeping Bag

Okay, okay, a bit of spin on the traditional Pigs in a Blanket, but we promise this will become a common request from your family camping.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Can Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls or something similar
  • Cooked bacon (enough for cinnamon rolls)
  • Skillet

Separate cinnamon rolls. Unroll first layer of rolls and insert cooked bacon, reroll over bacon pinching the dough together to seal it up. Bake for about 15 minutes, watching to make sure the tops are golden brown. Make even more a taste of Fall by incorporating Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls instead.

Fall is fantastic for camping at St. Petersburg/Madeira KOA Holiday. These quick recipes will be a sure hit to make your trip even better. Enjoy!

Baked Apples 

While s’mores are the traditional go-to camping desert, this recipe may make you want to leave your marshmallows at home!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Caramels
  • Cinnamon candies

Core each apple leaving the bottom intact. In the core, add a pat of butter and a tablespoon of brown sugar. Top with caramels, cinnamon candies or other ingredients to taste. Wrap each apple in aluminum foil and place on coals, rolling every five-minutes. Cooking time varies with heat, typically takes about 20-minutes to bake.

Campfire Bourbon Cider

Looking for something a little stronger than apple cider? We’ve got you covered. This drink is sure to warm you up while calming you down after a long day on the road.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 gallon of fresh apple cider
  • 5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups your favorite bourbon
  • Cinnamon Sticks

Heat cider, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large crockpot or pot. Do not boil. When hot, add bourbon and stir. Add a cinnamon stick to each glass after pour.

Fall is one of the best times of the year to go camping. Enjoy some of these campfire recipes while staying at St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach KOA Holiday on your next autumn camping adventure.

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