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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Candy Bar Apple Crisp --- A Great Camping Recipe with Gourmet Grillware and a Giveaway

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gourmet Grillware. I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own.

What kinds of foods do you like to take camping? For the longest time, our mainstays were hot dogs, soup in styrofoam cups, and s'mores. Nothing wrong with any of that, of course, but it's fun to branch out a bit and come up with some fun and creative meals and snacks to enjoy in the great outdoors. That's just what I've done with this Candy Bar Apple Crisp. I'm using the Medium Oval AuGratin Dish from Gourmet Grillware to bake it right on the grill, but it can also be done in the oven---just in case you're pretend camping this weekend!

The past couple of years, I've really been needing some good quality and versatile kitchen supplies. This pan goes from freezer to oven to table to fridge. Don't put it in the dishwasher though---this one's hand wash only. It's a great size for grilling vegetables, or serving a side dish for our big family. I'm really impressed by the strength and sturdiness of this piece and am excited about trying out more. Gourmet Grillware has an awesome warming tray that I want to get next. This is something I find myself using all the time when I'm trying to keep grilled sandwiches or burgers hot while cooking up a feast for our crew.

Besides stovetop or oven use, another great way to use the AuGratin dish is by taking it camping. It's a nice size for stashing in your food box and will be great on your outdoor grill or portable cookstove. I've got an excellent dessert recipe for you that will be super easy to make anywhere---even on a camping trip! Make sure to let me know if you try out this simple and delicious Candy Bar Apple Crisp and check out the giveaway below to win a prize package from Gourmet Grillware!

Much of the prep work can be done at home, if you like, but these ingredients are also easy to pack along on your outing. You'll start by mixing up your crumbly topping in a bowl---stirring with a fork until you've got pebble-like pieces that look like this. This mixture can be stored in a plastic zippered bag in your cooler. When using the Au Gratin dish, this topping makes enough for two batches.

Next you'll chop up your apples. I cut mine smaller than my regular oven apple desserts. I find that they cook more evenly this way when I'm using an outdoor heating source. You could also prep these ahead of time and chill---adding a little lemon juice to the bag to keep them from browning. Before placing them in the pan, make sure to oil it.

Once you've arranged your apple pieces in the pan, sprinkle on the topping and cover with tin foil. If you're cooking this outdoors, set it on the grill and let it cook for 30-45 minutes, or until the apples are soft. If you're cooking inside, bake on 350º for the same amount of time.

Once the apples are soft, sprinkle chopped up candy bars all over the top and let it grill or bake uncovered, 8-10 minutes, or until the candy bars are melting and oozing yumminess all over the place.

Once it's baked, this is an excellent dessert served either warm or cold. 

Candy Bar Apple Crisp
9 oz. yellow cake mix
1 c. oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. softened butter
3 apples
2 chocolate candy bars

Note: This recipe is for a batch that will accommodate the Medium Oval AuGratin pan or a 8x8 inch pan. You will have some topping mix left. If you desire to make a larger batch and use all the topping, double the apples and candy bars and use a 13x9 pan.

Using a fork, mix the cake mix, oats, brown sugar, and cut up butter in a bowl until crumbly and resembling small pebbles. Set aside. Peel and chop apples. Spray Medium Oval AuGratin pan (or 8x8 oven dish) with oil and add apples. Cover with half the topping mixture and cover with tin foil. If you're cooking this outdoors, set it on the grill and let it cook for 30-45 minutes, or until the apples are soft. If you're cooking inside, bake on 350º for the same amount of time. Once the apples are soft, sprinkle chopped up candy bars all over the top and let it grill or bake uncovered, 8-10 minutes, or until the candy bars are melted.

Sound tasty? Here's the best part. Gourmet Grillware is giving away a prize package worth over $220! Just enter to win on the widget below. Giveaway open to US residents only. Items included in the prize package are: 

Fish Griller MSRP $71.50
Large AuGratin  MSRP $42.75
Sauce Pot with spout MSRP $35.75
Griddle with sides MSRP $71.50


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31 comments:

  1. You are always activating my sweet tooth!!!

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  2. Oh, yes... my husband and I grill almost every night. I would love to have this set! I am going to try the apple crisp, thanks, Sarah!

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    1. Let me know how you like it! Thanks for the tip on putting the candy on last. Yeah...I would have had a BIG mess! One of those "duh" things that I was just too excited about the recipe to think about. Ha!

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  3. And by the way, I really love the chili pot!

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    1. Yeah...'cause it's so hard to grill chili! I mean, with it all falling between the slats...

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  4. GRILLWARE SQUARE GRIDDLE W/ HANDLES

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  5. I love the Seahorse Tray in the Sea Life collection! http://www.armetale.com/seahorse-small-tray.html

    Thanks,
    Alison

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    1. I love all their cute themed designs!

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  6. The crisp recipe looks delish! I haven't ever heard of this collection but it looks perfect for grilling/camping.

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    1. Yeah, I think it's going to go on my wish list!

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  7. Mmmmmm!!! This was so good. I would love for us to get the casserole dish to grill prime rib!!

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  8. love the Grillware Jalepeno Tray what fun

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    1. They do have some super neat designs!

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  9. I really like the Country French Collection and would love a set of the mugs!

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  10. Mmmm.... We always made peach cobbler at Girl Scout camp.

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  11. I like the Reggae Chip & Dip

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  12. WOW! Super easy and delicious too.

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  13. OOps! I forgot to tell you that I love the Fish Griller.

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  14. Normally, I'm not much interested in cooking/baking, but THIS RECIPE! Wow! I just have to try this. And next, I need to try that fish griller thing. I really like fish!

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    1. I love how the fish griller looks like a fish!

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  15. This look wonderful, Sarah! I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kahty

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  17. I have never owned Gourmet Gillware before but would love to have several pieces. I would love to try the Grillware Chili Pot.

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