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Easy camping recipes: foraged apple and blackberry crumble

By Holly Carberry August 31, 2017
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Autumn is a great time of year for foraging: the hedgerows and woodlands are full of easy-to-find treats that make eating for free easy.

Since the bramble bushes in Cornwall are bursting with fruit and apples are in abundance, we decided it was time to make the first blackberry and apple crumble of the year.

This is one of our favourite easy camping recipes and we'll share it with you here, although we're using the word 'recipe' loosely; it's super simple and easy to make any changes, adjustments or addtions you like.

You can easily make this recipe on top of your stove if you've got a dutch oven; just add a few coals to the top once you've added the crumble topping and cook until browned.

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You'll need:

4-5 green apples

A couple of handfuls of blackberries

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp butter or coconut oil, refrigerated

2 tbsp water


Chop the apples and wash the blackberries. Add to a saucepan with a couple of tablespoons of water and a pinch of sugar. Stew until cooked through.

In a bowl add a dollop of butter or coconut oil (cold) to a tablespoon of brown sugar and a couple of tablespoons of oats and a rub together to form crumbs. 

Tip the stewed fruit into a oven-proof dish, or dutch oven if you're cooking this on top of your stove. If using a dutch oven, carefully move a few hot coals using tongs on to the top of the dutch oven to allow an even baking.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, with a few minutes under the grill for an extra golden crumble. Serve into bowls and enjoy!

If you're still hungry, check out our recipes for banana pancakes on the Horizon Stove or cranberry-stuffed oatcakes, or download our camping recipe ebook!