Cooler temperatures call for more comfort food on the camp menu and we’ve got two great recipes that will keep you comfy from dinner through dessert.

Cast Iron Brats with Peppers and Onions (serves 4)

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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, sliced into half moons

1 red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced lengthwise

1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced lengthwise

1 teaspoon salt

1 pound bratwurst

Sandwich rolls or buns

Mustard, for topping


Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat on your campfire grate or camp stove. Add the oil, then the onions, peppers, and salt. Cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften, then add the bratwurst, nestling them into the vegetables so they come into contact with the skillet

Turn the brats and stir the vegetables occasionally. Cook until the brats are cooked through to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, about 15-12 minutes.

Remove from heat and divide the brats and veggies among the rolls. Top with mustard (if desired).

Sour Dough Apple Pie Delight
Sour Dough Apple Pie Delight

Sour Dough Apple Pie Delight

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Sour Dough Bread Slices (2 slices per pie)

Canned Apple pie filling


Stick butter, at room temperature

Caramel baking chips

Cooking spray

Pie Irons

Spray each side of your pie iron with nonstick cooking spray. Butter one side of each slice of bread and place each slice of bread, butter side down, into the two halves of the pie iron. Spoon about 1/2 cup of apple pie filling into one half and spread around. Sprinkle cinnamon. Add about 10-12 mini-marshmallows and caramel baking chips, if you’d like a little more pizazz.

Close and latch the pie iron. Place the pie iron in your campfire coals for about five minutes for each side. Remove your apple tart from pie iron and allow to cool. Cut in half and enjoy! These also taste magnificent with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream…or both!

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