Who would’ve thought that the centralized location for gathering and getting warm could also function as the catalyst to an incredible treat! No, we aren’t talking smores, although those are certainly a delicious option. We’re talking fire pit desserts!

At Creative Environments, we are here to help you make the most of your beautiful outdoor environment and this holiday season, gather your friends and family around for after dinner desserts by the fire. Here are a few classic ideas for fire pit desserts:

Dutch Oven Apple Pie
This is what we are serving this year. As a classic, a dutch oven apple pie gets a nice crispy crust when cooked over open fire. All you need is a trusty apple pie recipe, the ingredients, a cast iron skillet and some time.

Banana Fosters
Banana fosters is a dessert dish that features sliced bananas cut and allowed to caramelize from heat in it’s own sauce. It is a quick and tasty dessert that is heavenly with any added chocolate or a splash of rum.

Grilled Peaches
Fruit is delicious when cooked over an open fire. Peaches can be grilled straight over a fire or seared in a pan with a trickle of sugar and spiced rum. These also pair well with ice cream of many varieties.

Skilled Cookie and Vanilla Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie cooked directly in a cast iron skillet over an open fire. To do so, place a large amount of cookie dough evenly spread in a cast iron pan, cover and set directly on flames for around 20-30 minutes. Then, remove the skillet and scoop out a warm cookie bite and top with ice cream.