Cobbler Camping Recipe

Cobbler Camping RecipeA common misconception is that camping recipes are crude and camp kitchen fare is limited. Nothing could be further from the truth, as a wide range of dishes, including cobbler, are available to an intrepid camp cook. As a baked dessert, camp cobbler adds real variety to any camping dinner, and best of all it can be made with a mix of canned ingredients, freshly collected ingredients or ingredients easily preserved in a cooler.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Dutch oven
  • Aluminum foil
  • Camp bowls
  • Camp cooking utensils
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Baking powder
  • Flour
  • Table salt
  • Table sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1 30 oz. can of blueberries, peaches or cherries
Step 1
Set 2/3 stick of butter by the campfire in a metal dish to soften or melt it. Then line the bottom of your Dutch oven with aluminum foil.
Step 2
Open the canned fruit and pour it into the Dutch oven.
Step 3
Mix your batter in a mixing bowl, using 1 tsp. of baking powder, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 2/3 cup sugar, 3/4 cup of milk (powdered milk will do), and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. Pour the softened or melted butter into the Dutch oven, and then pour the batter on top of it.
Step 4
Set the cover onto the top of the Dutch oven. Dig a pit with your camping spade next to the campfire. Make the hole about 4 inches deeper and wider than your Dutch oven.
Step 5
Rake hot coals from the campfire into the bottom of the pit, filling the bottom with between 1 and 2 inches of hot coals. Set the Dutch oven on top of the coals and then fill in the hole with dirt, covering the oven as well.
Step 6
Allow the Dutch oven to bake in the pit for between 50 and 80 minutes, depending on how deep the layer of coals raked into the oven was. More coals means more heat and less cooking time. Dig out the Dutch oven, remove the lid with care to prevent stray dirt from falling into the cobbler and serve.

Tips & Warnings

One way to spruce up your cobbler is with freshly collected wild fruit, such as blackberries. However, if you rely entirely upon collected berries for your fruit supply, you must use some of them to make a syrup for the cobbler. It is therefore much simpler to mix wild fruit with canned fruit.
Of all the ingredients used in this recipe, only the butter and possibly the milk require any refrigeration.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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