Pioneering apple pies for women

Pioneering apple pies for women

Pioneering Apple Pies, also known as campfire apple pies, are a delightful and nostalgic treat that can be made outdoors over an open fire. They are a perfect dessert option for camping trips or backyard bonfires. Here’s a simple recipe to guide you in making Pioneering Apple Pies:


For the Pie Filling:

  • 4-5 medium-sized apples (a mix of sweet and tart varieties like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 package store-bought refrigerated pie dough (or you can make your own pie dough in advance)

For Assembling and Cooking:

  • Cooking spray or melted butter
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Prepare the Apple Filling:
    • Peel, core, and dice the apples into small pieces.
    • In a bowl, mix the diced apples with granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg (if using), and lemon juice. Toss well to coat the apples evenly with the sugar and spices.
  2. Prepare the Pie Crust:
    • If using store-bought pie dough, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly. If making your own dough, follow your preferred pie crust recipe.
  3. Assemble the Pioneering Apple Pies:
    • Take a sheet of aluminum foil (approximately 12×12 inches) and lightly grease it with cooking spray or melted butter to prevent sticking.
    • Roll out a portion of the pie dough on the greased aluminum foil. The rolled dough should be large enough to fit your desired pie size (you can make small individual pies or a larger one).
    • Place a generous amount of the apple filling in the center of the rolled-out dough.
  4. Fold and Seal the Pie:
    • Fold the edges of the dough over the apple filling, creating a semi-circle or turnover shape.
    • Press the edges firmly to seal the pie.
    • You can also crimp the edges with a fork or fold and twist them to create a decorative seal.
  5. Cook the Pioneering Apple Pies:
    • Prepare a campfire or open fire with medium heat.
    • Place the prepared pies on a grate or directly on the hot coals (make sure the aluminum foil is tightly wrapped to prevent burning).
    • Cook the pies for about 5-8 minutes on each side or until the crust turns golden brown and the apples are tender.
    • Be careful when flipping the pies to avoid tearing the crust.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the pies are cooked to perfection, carefully remove them from the fire.
    • Allow them to cool slightly before serving, as the filling will be very hot.
    • Serve the Pioneering Apple Pies as a delightful and rustic campfire dessert.

Note: This recipe is designed for cooking over an open fire. If you prefer, you can also bake these apple pies in a conventional oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

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