Holy moly this campfire cobbler is amazing! It's super simple to put together and seriously incredible after a long day of playing outdoors.
DUTCH OVEN BASICS
So what is a dutch oven? It's essentially just a portable oven. We use it all the time while camping, and even at our house out back on the fire. We love this one.
They're really easy to use. After prepping your dish, you cover the pot with a heavy cast iron lid. It’s then placed on top of hot coals to heat from below and more coals are placed on the lid to heat from above. And voila, you have an oven!
4 cups fruit, like berries, peaches, apples, etc. Whatever your heart desires.
1/2 box vanilla cake mix
1 cup lemonade and juice from one lime
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut up chunky
2 tablespoons coarse sugar (optional)
Whipped cream, on top. Booyah
Preheat 45 charcoal briquettes until white and glowing.
Lightly grease the bottom of a cast iron camp dutch oven with cooking spray
In a bowl combine the cake mix, lemonade and lime juice. You want a batter that is thick, but moist (it doesn't have to be precise)
Put fruit in the cast iron dutch oven and spoon batter over top. Top with bits of butter. Sprinkle with the sugar, if using.
Cover the dutch oven with its lid.
Place 15 hot charcoal briquettes together and set dutch oven over them. Using tongs, place the remaining 30 briquettes on the dutch oven lid. (This exact number and placement is required to achieve 350 degrees inside the dutch oven.)
After about 10 minutes, rotate the dutch oven over the coals clockwise and the lid over the dutch oven counter clockwise to get even cooking.
Check after 20 minutes, cobbler is done when the topping is golden brown and the fruit juices are bubbling. Is your mouth watering yet???
Remove dutch oven from coals. Serve with whipped cream for a real treat!
If you're hankering for a dutch oven of your own, you can buy it here.