How To Make The Best Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

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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.

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Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Recipe Notes

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.

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Step #4 Now you bake it for 30-35 minutes until the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the Dutch oven.

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Spreading Batter Over Peaches:

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Baked Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler:

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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!

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6 thoughts on “How To Make The Best Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

  • September 28, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I don’t go camping and do not own a Dutch oven….which now I want one! Can I make this in a pan in the oven?? If so, what temp and time do you suggest?

    • September 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

      I have never tried it in my conventional oven! The temperature is 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Now I want to see if I can make this inside! Linda

  • October 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

    This is one of the easiest desserts to make with a Dutch oven. I love to mix cherry pie filling with apple pie filling. It makes a “Chapple” pie and is to die for. It makes the cherries not too tart and give the apples a bit of oomph. It’s even better with a scoop of French Vanilla ice-cream.

    • October 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Hi Karen, Oh how I want to make the cherry and pie filling one! Add some ice cream and I am all over it! Thanks for the idea! Linda

  • July 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    When I made this for a cookout I just placed 2 jars of the fruit filling ( any of your choice) and then I sprinkled the dry cake mix on the top and topped it with a cube of butter cut into pieces. Bake as you direct, That is the way my family like it!

    • July 30, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Cheryl, Oh now I want to make a Dutch Oven peach cobbler, like right now!! LOL! Linda


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