Bowl of various fruits

Fruit Recipes for the Outdoors

Fruits are a great ingredient for camping outdoors. They offer a sweet addition without too much sugar and a good portion of fiber. Whether eaten fresh alone or as part of a larger recipe there are a lot of choices.

There are what seems like an unlimited number of fruit to choose from so when menu planning take more into account the whole trip's needs. For meals towards the beginning of an adventure fruits like banana, kiwi fruit, and melons are a good choice. For longer trips, if carrying fresh fruit think of hearty lasting options like apple, pears, and oranges. Canned fruits are great but some seem to deal with the process better such as peaches, pineapple and cherries.

The fruit can be fresh, dried, or canned depending on your outdoor storage options. Popular recipes include fruit cobblers, crisps, buckles, and crumbles. There are a range of baked options including cakes, slices, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes. There are savory options also like fruit sauces, marinades, and glazes.