Anyone who’s been in Boy Scouts knows the joys of cobbler. Known as dump cake by many cobbler is a fruit and cake dessert cooked over a camp fire in a dutch oven and it tastes like it took years to master, but it’s actually quite easy. Today, I’m going to share the secret of cobbler with you.
Cobbler is super easy to make in a cast iron dutch oven and can be made with almost any fruit or pie filling. I’m going to be showing you blueberry today, but the possibilities are limitless.
You use 5 basic ingredients in all cobbler recipes.
- cake mix (yellow cake here but use any kind you want)
- fruit filling (blueberry pie filling this time)
- sugar (optional)
I say the sugar is optional because it takes a real sweet tooth to want more sugar than cake and pie filling already has. Adjust this to your personal tastes.
The ingredients should be layered in order inside the dutch oven. Moisture from the fruit filling will rise up as steam and mix with the cake mix.
- Follow a charcoal briquette chart to determine the correct number of briquettes to use underneath and above to get 325 – 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake for about 30 minutes.
- Open the dutch oven carefully to check the cobbler. Stir to get any remaining dry spots wet.
- Bake for another 15 minutes.
Amazing Your Guests
After you remove from the coals let the cobbler sit covered in the dutch oven for about 30 minutes to cool a bit. Don’t worry, it will still be warm enough to melt ice cream. 🙂 Open and serve. Your family, guests, or whomever you are serving will be amazed at how delicious it is.
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