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Dutch Oven Cobbler

Dutch oven cobbler is delicious and deceptively easy to make. Follow this fail-proof recipe for your new favorite campfire dessert.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cobbler, Fruity
Servings: 6


  • 2 cans Canned Fruit or Pie Filling Just about any fruit will work. If your fruit of choice has a lot of juice, such as peaches, you might want to drain a little bit off so you don't end up with soggy cobbler.
  • 1 box Cake Mix Pick a cake mix that will complement your fruit of choice. Cherry pie filling works really well with choclate cake mix. Apple and peach work well with white, yellow, or spice cake mix. Berry fillings usually work well with white or yellow mix, too.
  • 1/2 C Salted Butter
  • 1 can Soda Again, pick a flavor that will complement your fruit and cake mix. Lemon lime is typically a safe bet for most mixes, and ginger ale can be a good twist. Colas tend to work better with chocolate cake mixes, but it's all according to personal preference.


  • While your coals or charcoal are getting hot, line your dutch oven with tin foil for easy clean up later.
  • Dump canned fruit or pie filling into the dutch oven and spread evenly. Top fruit with box of cake mix and spread evenly without mixing with the fruit. Cut butter into chunks and scatter evenly over the top of the cake mix. Pour one can of soda evenly over the whole concoction. Do not mix.
  • Set dutch oven onto hot coals and spread more coals evenly around the lid. After 15 minutes, rotate dutch oven clockwise by 90° and the lid counterclockwise by 90°. Repeat the rotation step every 15 minutes until the cobbler is done. Total cook time will depend on the temperature of your coals and the liquid content of your fruit mix.
  • Cobbler is done when fruit is bubbly and cake mix is golden brown on top.