Do you love Dutch oven peach cobbler? When I hear the word Dutch oven, the first thing I think about is peach cobbler. Oh, and the breakfast with eggs, bacon, shredded potatoes, and cheese. Can you smell the charcoal briquettes, right now? I can feel the fresh air flowing through my front screen door today and I am starting to see the leaves turn colors.
Oh, how I love fall! When I think of autumn I think of cooking outside in my Dutch oven, like right now!
The first thing I do is count out the number of charcoal briquettes I need. I want the temperature to be 350 degrees using my 12-inch, 6 quart Lodge Dutch oven. This is the one I have: Lodge Camp Dutch Oven, 6 Qt. I prefer the 6-quart because the 8-quart is way too heavy for me to lift. Here is my printable Dutch Oven Temperature Guide to help you decide the temperature you need for the size Dutch Oven you have. I used 24 charcoal briquettes, 14 on the top and 10 on the bottom.
You can see I used my briquette starter like this one: Lodge A5-1 Charcoal Chimney Starter. I put it on some rocks and stuffed some crumpled newspaper in the bottom of it and added the 24 briquettes (Note that the printable shows 25 briquettes, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t overcook cobbler my first try). I used my lighter and then let the fire do its thing inside the starter.
Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
- 1- 29-ounce can peach halves, save the liquid after draining
- 1 21-ounce can peach pie filling
- 1 yellow cake mix
Step #1 Drain the juice as stated above and place the peaches in the Dutch oven (I used vegetable spray before adding the peaches). Put one peach sliced in the juice you set aside. Spoon the pie filling over the peaches in the Dutch oven.
Now you take the bowl with the juice with one sliced peach and add the cake mix. You follow the cake directions (but you don't need the eggs). Spread the batter over the peaches evenly in the pan. By now the briquettes should be ready to bake our cobbler. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the sides of the Dutch oven.
Step #2 Now, that the coals are white and HOT, the Dutch oven is ready to bake the yummy cobbler. You want to make sure the Dutch oven is hot, just as you do your conventional oven. It must be hot BEFORE you add the cake batter, etc. It really doesn't take very long to get the temperature required, trust me. It is so fun to do this!
Step #3 We have already combined the cake batter as indicated in the recipe above. I spread the batter evenly over the peaches and pie filling in the Dutch oven. Next, I placed the Dutch oven on top of the 8 hot briquettes that were placed on the rocks. The next step is to place the lid on the Dutch oven with the 14 HOT briquettes on top. You can use 24 to 25 briquettes as shown in my printable list above.
Step #4 Now you bake it for 30-35 minutes until the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the Dutch oven.
Spreading Batter Over Peaches:
Baked Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler:
My husband and I had this cobbler for dessert after dinner. We decided to put some whipping cream on top to see how that increased the flavor. You could try other toppings of choice if you like toppings. Note that other fruits can also be used in place of the peaches. Give this recipe a try and let me know how you make a peach cobbler or other fruit variations in a Dutch oven works for you, I would love to hear!