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Dutch Oven Cobbler Recipe June 5, 2009

Posted by thetrainerscorner in Uncategorized.
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Hello fellow Scouters,

One of my favorite camping activities is dutch oven cooking.  We DutchOvenDessertconverted one of my favorite desserts to make in a dutch oven. It’s a fruit cobbler dump cake that is easy to make and comes out great! When I was a Cub leader I was able to impress the Boy Scouts with this dessert on a campout! Here is the recipe.


  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 box  of yellow cake mix (not the pudding-type)
  • 1 cube butter
  • 1 small package of chopped walnuts


  • Dump both cans of fruit on the bottom of a foil-lined 12″ dutch oven (spray with pam cooking spray before lining with tin foil).
  • Spread the yellow cake mix evenly on top of the filling (just pour it right out of the package).
  • Dice the cube of butter in small chunks and drop it as evenly as possible on top of the cake mix.
  • Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top of the mix.
  • Cover and bake around 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes – you want the top of the cobbler brown and bubbly, and not too dark. (I use 22-23 briquettes, with around 9 underneath the oven. I don’t replace them during cooking).
  • Rotate the oven AND the lid every 15 minutes.

The butter melts into the cake mix and it comes out so good. As you can see it’s a very easy dessert to make. While it’s baking the scent of pineapple and cherry starts to flow around you. I think I’ve had a request to make this at every campout I’ve been on.

Instead of cherry pie filling you could add a can of blackberries – it tastes good with them too. And you can try different fruits to suit your taste, even fresh fruits. (If you use fresh fruit you should mix them with a little sugar first.)

Top it off with some whip cream and you are set for the evening! And if you can smuggle some vanilla ice cream to the campout, this is great a-la-mode.

As I’ve blogged about before, you can make pretty much anything you bake in an oven at home. Here is a link for getting started with dutch oven cooking:

Getting Started With Dutch Ovens


In Scouting,

 – Scouter Jeff <><



1. Joe - October 22, 2009

Camping with my scouts this weekend and they have to do soem cooking for rank advancement, this sounds simpke and good. Thanks

2. thetrainerscorner - October 22, 2009

That’s great! Let us know how it turned out. Have a great time!

3. Michael King - June 24, 2018

I will try this one soon! I have had others but this one is simpler. Have you tried a 10″ dutch? What size are the cans of cherry and pineapple fruit and walnuts package?

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