Fireside Feast: Primal Peach Dessert

Peach Dessert Camping Bonfire

What up everyone! It's Lauren from PARKIT, and we're back with another irresistible installment of our Fireside Feasts series. Today, we're serving up a  treat that will make your beach bonfires or camp meal even more memorable – Primal Peaches. Because let's face it, you can't forget dessert even when you're out camping. There's something enchanting about enjoying a sweet treat by the ocean's edge or in the middle of the forest. Grab your PARKIT Voyager, set up your beachside bonfire, and get ready for a taste of coastal paradise.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll always say it again, a truly perfect campfire recipe includes 4 key elements:

    1. All ingredients can fit into a PARKIT chair cooler.
      This ensures that we limit the number of items for easy transport & clean up! This is always so important when cooking rurally. 

    2. A meal that can be prepped ahead of time! 
      This helps eliminate the mess when you’re without a sink & allows you to cook efficiently leaving more time to play. In this case… I will get to long board an extra 30+ minutes! 

    3. Food has multiple uses.
      Meaning any leftovers can be used as a snack or additional meal. This is especially important when camping for multiple days with only so much cooler space. 


Let's Dig In: Primal Peaches


4 ripe peaches (go for the juiciest ones you can find!)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted.
A pinch of cinnamon
Cream (optional, but highly recommended if you can fit it in the cooler)
Fresh mint leaves for garnish (if you're feeling fancy)

How To Prep Your Grilled Peaches For This Delicious Camping Meal:

Begin by slicing your ripe peaches in half and removing the pits. Less dishes are always my preference, so I like to grab a zip lock & put the brown sugar, butter, a few tablespoons of honey, & a couple teaspoons of cinnamon into the bag. I then toss my halved peaches into the bag & let them start soaking up all the yumminess. 

Campfire Cooking Instructions For Grilled Peaches

1. Build Your Bonfire:

Before we dive into dessert-making, ensure that your beach bonfire is burning brightly with a crackling bed of hot embers. You want consistent heat, so set up your fire pit, gather your firewood, and let the flames dance along the shoreline. It's time to get cozy!

2. Up the Flavor:

Place your peach halves on a grill grate or in a heatproof pan (love a cast iron) over the bonfire's glowing embers. Allow the flames to gently kiss the peaches and work their magic. You'll want to grill them for about 10-15 minutes, or until they become tender.

3. Serve and Savor:

Carefully remove your Primal Peaches from the fire. Let them cool down just a bit, add more honey & cinnamon, and if you fancy, top with cream & garnish with fresh mint leaves for that extra touch. 

PARKIT’s Pro Tips for Outdoor Cooking:

  • Prep: I recommend cooking the peppers within 3 days of prep 
  • Get Your Campfire Ready: Before we dive into the culinary adventure, ensure that your campfire is burning steadily with a bed of hot coals. Consistent heat is the key here, so clear a space and let those flames mellow out.
  • Adjust the Heat: Keep an eye on your campfire's heat. Control the cooking temperature by raising or lowering your pan or grill grate. Higher for less heat, lower for a blazing fire.
  • Gear Up The Right Way: High-quality outdoor cooking gear, like a big cast-iron skillet, can make a world of difference in your outdoor culinary adventures.
  • Safety First: Safety is paramount in the great outdoors. Always have a bucket of water or sand nearby, just in case. Cooking with a live fire should always be approached with caution and respect.
  • Enjoy the Process: Cooking over an open fire takes a bit more time, but the flavors and experience are worth it. Embrace the moment, and savor the outdoor cooking journey.

There you have it sweet tooth’s - a beach bonfire & camping dessert recipe that'll add a touch of sweetness to your Fireside Feasts series, courtesy of PARKIT. Primal Peaches is the perfect way to sweeten up your evening by the ocean. Because when you're camping, you simply can't forget dessert. Until our next fireside feasters, enjoy your bonfires and keep savoring the outdoor culinary adventures!