Today we continue our series on campfire cooking with one of my favorite Dutch oven recipes ever, fruit cobbler. My personal favorite is a nice cherry cobbler. For me there’s nothing better than enjoying the smell of cobbler baking over an open fire and then digging into that same cobbler – and on some occasions finishing the whole Dutch Oven full. So without further ado let me get into the recipe on how to make the best cherry cobbler ever in a Dutch oven.
Grab your Dutch oven and line it with aluminum foil. This will make a clean-up 10,000 percent easier.
Grab your choice of pie filling. One 8 ounce can will do a decent job. Two 8 ounce cans is even better if your Dutch Oven will accommodate it. Some people like to mix in some canned pineapple with their cherry pie filling for a little bit of a treat, but this is totally up to you.
Grab one box of cake mix. I prefer a nice white cake mix, preferably of the moist variety. Sometimes it allows a little bit better cooking and browning. Open your box of cake mix, pour it over the pie filling.
Grab one stick of butter, melt it down and add it to the top of the cake mix.
A Quick Check-in
So at this point, basically, you’ve got a sandwich. You’ve got aluminum foil that wraps the whole inside of your Dutch oven, you’ve got your pie filling, and on top of that you’ve got your cake mix. Then you’ve got a melted stick of butter over the top of your cake mix.
Grab the lid on the Dutch oven and place around eight to ten charcoal-sized coals on top of the lid and allow that to cook for 25 to 35 minutes or until that cake mix is a nice golden brown.
Grab your fork – and dig in! You are about to enjoy the best cobbler you have ever eaten in your life!
Notes and Variations
Now, as a variation instead of a white cake mix you can also try a nice Devil’s Food cake mix. Some people call it the Devil’s Cherry Cobbler, it is also quite delicious. Feel free to experiment and have a great time.
Happy summer campfire cooking.