Dutch Oven Campfire Cobbler
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- Ready In:
- Place dutch oven over approximately 15 charcoal briquettes or over coals on a flat spot in the fire ring.
- Empty pie filling into Dutch oven.
- Spread dry cake mix on top of pie filling and spread evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
- Cut butter or margarine into even sized pieces and arrange on top.
- Put lid on dutch oven and arrange 10 hot charcoal briquettes in a checkerboard pattern on top or scatter hot coals over lid.
- Bake until done (this could be anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes depending on how hot your fire/coals are).
I made three of these with one small addition: I poured a little bit (about a cup, a little more for the larger ovens) of lemon-lime soda over the cake mix prior to adding the butter slices. I feel this helps make it more cake-like on top. I made a peach with yellow cake, blackberry with yellow cake, and a cherry with devil's food chocolate cake. The peach and cherry were in 14" Dutch ovens. I cooked them in a stack with 16 - 18 briquettes under both 14" ovens and 14 - 16 briquettes under and on top of the 12 inch oven at the top of the stack. Served 36 people with plenty left over for breakfast. ?? Received rave reviews.
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit with my family. Even my youngest son who doesn't like cherries loved it. I didn't stick with the straight recipe though. My only complaint was once it was all done, I opened the lid and it slipped and spilt a bunch of ashes onto 1/2 of the cobbler. Oh well, whats Thanksgiving without a good story! :)
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I took out 1/3 of the cake mix and cut in the butter, and I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg into the dry mix as well as a 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Then I mixed up the cake mix with water until it was a pancake batter consistency...oh and another 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. First I placed tinfoil inside the dutch oven, then poured out the two cans of pie cherries, then poured the cake batter over the top, then I put the dry mixture on top of that. I think I used about 25 briquettes total as well.