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Easy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Perfect for Camping or Hunting Trips

What could be better than peach cobbler on a brisk fall day? Easy Dutch oven peach cobbler, that's what!

There's just something special about Dutch oven cooking on a camping or hunting trip. The rustic and traditional method adds an extra element to food, especially when it comes to baked desserts. One of my all time favorite desserts is peach cobbler and this recipe for making it in a dutch oven is to die for.


Get the fire going so your coals or briquettes will be ready to go. Grease your dutch oven with butter, lard or oil, making sure to cover the bottom and the sides so your peach cobbler won't stick.

Putting it together

To assemble the cobbler:

  1. Dump 2 cans of peaches or peach pie filling into the bottom of the dutch oven
  2. Sprinkle one box of yellow cake mix on top, evening it out
  3. Cut 1 stick of butter into pats and place on top of the cake mix
  4. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top if desired and put the lid on the oven

Baking it

  1. Set the oven over about 10 briquetts or hot coals, place about 10 more on top
  2. Cook time depends on the temperature of the coals. If they're hot, let it bake about 20-25 minutes and then start checking every 5 minutes until the cake on top is done.

While it's not the most traditional peach cobbler, this easy dutch oven version is perfect for your fall outdoor adventures. Substitutions with other fruits and cake mixes can also be made for fun variations.