On the Memorial Day Week-End, my husband and I went camping with another family in Southern Utah near Bryce Canyon. Before we left, I warned them that when the Lewises go camping it rains. True to form, it rained.
I was planning on making a Dutch Oven apple cobbler for dessert Saturday evening. The rain changed our plans and the cobbler never got baked. To make up for the missed dessert, I invited the family over a couple of days ago and made the cobbler. I told them to imagine that we had just gotten back from hiking the red sandstone trails in Bryce and pretend we were sitting around the fire eating our treat. I don’t know about them, but I really enjoyed our delayed dessert while visiting and sitting on our patio.
If you don’t have a Dutch Oven, I suggest you get one. You can have some grand cooking adventures with your grandchildren. Besides the usual stew or chili that most people like to make, I have made pizza, Caramel Layered Chocolate cake, rolls, breakfast hash — and more
Cooking in a Dutch Oven is easy. Way easy. And a fruit cobbler is one of the easiest things to make! I suggest you start with this and move on from here.
Easiest Ever Fruit Cobbler
3 (21 ounce) cans fruit pie filling (cherry, apple, blueberry, etc.)
1 (12 ounce) can soda pop
1 dry cake mix
12 inch Dutch Oven
Line the Dutch Oven with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Put the fruit pie filling in the oven. Dump the dry cake mix on top of the fruit. Pour the soda pop over the dry cake mix. DO NOT STIR!
Put 10 hot coals under and 14 coals on top of the oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until the cake is golden brown. Serve with ice cream.
The most common cake mix and soda pop combination is a yellow cake mix with Sprite. But I challenge you to get adventuresome. Use cherry pie filling, cherry flavored Seven-Up, and a cherry-chip cake mix. Or (again with cherries) use a chocolate cake mix and the cherry Seven-Up for a ‘Black Forest’ cobbler. Try strawberry flavored pop and strawberry flavored cake mix. Spice cake and Dr. Pepper. Lemon cake mix and Mountain Dew.
If you don’t have a Dutch Oven, I suppose you could make this in a regular oven (even though I never have). You would probably only need two cans of pie filling for 9 x 13 inch cake pan. If you make it in the oven, let me know how it turns out.