We made Camp Cobbler this weekend while camping with friends at Sylvan Lake. (Dessert illuminated by my headlamp since it was dark.)
Since we have little freezer in our camper, we were able to pack some vanilla ice cream, which really sends the dessert over the top. Add friends and laughter around the campfire and you have a the perfect ending to a day of camping.
- 2 cans sliced peaches, in syrup (29-30 oz. cans)
- 1 package white or yellow cake mix
- ground cinnamon (all I had in the camper was a cinnamon-sugar blend and it worked great)
- 1 stick of butter
- Charcoal briquettes
Prepare your coals. We used this handy dutch over liner, which you can get at a camp supply store.
Pour the cans of fruit into the Dutch oven.
Spread the dry cake mix evenly over the fruit.
Sprinkle with cinnamon. And cue cute baby girl hanging out in the camper....
Okay now back to cobbler making business, people....
Cut the butter into equal slices and arrange them on top.
Place Dutch oven over 15 hot charcoal briquettes. Put lid on the tip of the oven and place 10 hot briquettes in a checkboard pattern on top.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until done.
Watch out for jealous campers in campsites around you. This dessert puts off some pretty potent, amazing, sweet aroma as it cooks.
"Done" is a relative term. This time, it took us about an hour to cook the dessert and don't expect it to look like a cake. It will be somewhat runny in the middle. Think pie filling. Let it cool a bit before serving.
(Once again, another photo illuminated by my headlamp. I'll try to get a better pic next time. Seriously, the photo doesn't do this dessert justice.)
NOTE: Cooking time varies depending on the heat of coals, etc. So you will want to keep an eye on things. Make sure you rotate both the lid and the body of the Dutch oven for even heat and to prevent burning. You many need to add more coals if things are not progressing. There are whole websites devoted to the art of Dutch oven cooking. So do a Google search if you are needing advice, tips, more info.