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Easy Desserts For Solar Cooking

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Once you have your solar cooker ready to use, you may want to try out these easy desserts for solar cooking.

Solar-cooked desserts are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional oven-baked sweets.

You can use solar ovens to bake cookies, cakes and pies and even bread or pizza dough.

Solar cooking is a great way to prepare quick, easy, healthy dishes for your family or for parties.

Solar cooking is a great way to have baked items in the summer and not heat your kitchen up.


How Solar Cookers Work

Solar cooking, or cooking with sunlight, is a method of cooking without the use of electricity.

Solar cookers use free and clean energy from the sun to do the job.

Solar cookers can be used to cook food in two ways: directly and indirectly.

Direct solar cooking uses an open-air solar cooker while indirect solar cooking uses a reflector dish.

Direct solar cooking is a process that uses solar radiation to cook food.

This cooking method is commonly used in hot, dry, sunny climates.

Directly heated without convection from air currents, this style of cooking typically takes less time than other methods of cooking.

The sun’s radiant energy is the driving force behind direct solar cooking.

It penetrates deep into the food and heats it up quickly.

The sun’s light provides the energy necessary for this process to work properly

Indirect solar cooking is where the pot or container that contains the food is placed inside the solar cooker, such as an oven with transparent glass, and then heated from above by sunlight shining through the glass above it.

Suggestions For Easy Desserts For Solar Cooking

 Try your favorite brownie recipe made in a solar cooker.

Most brownies take about an hour to bake.

 Use the cooker to melt butters, lards or other hard ingredients that need pre-melted.

 Cookies baked in a solar oven can be put onto a cookie sheet or baked in muffin pans.

Some ingredients such as raisins can become crunchy if baked too long.

Cinnamon rolls are a delicious snack or breakfast food that does great cooked in a solar oven.

They will need to be cooked for a little over an hour.

Remember to test your food and experiment.

If the food is not done to your liking, you can always return it to the solar oven or finish it using a conventional method of cooking.


Solar Baked Apples

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  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 16 apples 1x
  • Method: Solar


  • 16 Fresh Apples
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Cinnamon


  1. Solar baked apples are not only delicious but a healthy alternative to sweets.
  2. Mix together one cup white sugar and one cup brown sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Core the whole apples.
  4. There is no need to peel them.
  5. Fill the cavity of each apple with sugar, then sprinkle the entire apple with cinnamon.
  6. Place in a dark pan, cover and bake for one and a half to two and a half hours.
  7. The apples should be soft when done.
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Solar Cooking Helps Save Energy

Solar cooking is a great way to conserve energy and enjoy delicious desserts.

Solar cooking is an interesting alternative to traditional cooking methods that require fossil-fuel or electricity.

Solar ovens are typically made of cardboard, aluminum foil, glass, or mirrors.

Unlike typical ovens that require preheating, solar ovens can be heated in less than 10 minutes even on the coldest days.

The sun’s heat will be reflected onto the food and cook it from the inside out so it’s not necessary to turn over the food.

This saves time and lets you cook delicious desserts without a lot of effort.

Try Your Favorite Desserts In Your Solar Cooker 

This is just a sampling of what you can do with a solar cooker.

Go ahead and try cakes or other favorite desserts.

Remember the oven thermometer that lays in the bottom of the solar cooker will tell you how hot it is inside the cooker.

Learn how to control the temperature of your cooker and you will be able to cook just about anything you wish.

Don’t get discouraged if your meals don’t turn out perfect the first few times you try.

Remember to have a back-up meal plan just in case and also remember that pratice makes perfect!

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