My father-in-law, FIL, as he’ll be refered to here, has been PINING for a cast iron dutch oven for years. He wanted the original campfire style.
FINALLY, this year his dream came true and he got his #12 dutch oven. Heaven, I’m telling you. The man was in sheer heaven.
Since the horrible fire danger and overwhelming heat has subsided he decided it was time to get it out and fix the family some cobbler over the weekend. I had to chuckle because as soon as the cooking began the old boy scout stories came out, tales of extreme camping in piles of leaves and low, low temperatures. It’s fun to listen and watch theboys listen in disbelief. Very fun.
The cobbler he made was a whopping 4 ingredients! It was so easy and SOOOOOOO delicious!!! You can make it in the oven if you don’t have the luxury of owning a dutch oven or have the ability to use charcoal briquettes.
29 oz. can of fruit (we used peaches the first night and blackberries the 2nd time)
1 box yellow cake mix
2/3 stick butter sliced into pats
Prepare charcoal. You will need about 30 pieces. OR you can preheat your oven to 350°.
In the bottom of the dutch oven poor the fruit AND the liquid. Evenly spread the dry cake mix over the top to cover the fruit. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the cake mix. Dollop the butter pats generously on top of the cake mix. If you’re opting for the oven method just do all of this in the bottom of an 8×8 or 9×9 greased baking dish.
Put the lid on and prepare to cook. Place about 15 to 20 briquettes underneath the dutch oven. Put 10 to 12 briquettes on the top. Let it bake for about 45 minutes. My FIL was adament that he needed to turn it about a half turn half way through the cooking process.
Are you ready?
This stuff is SOOOO good.
This is what the blackberry version looks like finished. Just as a note…this version is doubled.
It was AMAZING!!! That big bowl at the top…I couldn’t even come close to finishing it. It’s so sweet and so rich.
If you’re using the oven version just bake it until it’s golden brown and bubbly on the top.
The peach version was TO. DIE. FOR!!!! I think you should try both.
Don’t forget the ice cream!
Peace, love and peachy pleasure!!!!