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  1. Darth Bob July 7, 2015 at 5:33 AM | | Reply

    One of my favorite ways to cook when camping with our Scout Troop!

  2. Kari Judd July 13, 2015 at 5:49 PM | | Reply

    The Simple Cobbler Template Looks Amazing!

  3. Genevieve Estadt July 15, 2015 at 2:20 PM | | Reply

    Love cooking in a Dutch Oven, especially when camping. The dessert sounds easy and won’t require lots of ingredients and all the kids (and adults) will love after a day of hiking.

  4. Stephen Almberg July 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM | | Reply

    I use a Dutch Oven when camping. I’m definitely trying the Simple Cobbler Template next time I take the family on a camping trip.

  5. ina Gribbins July 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM | | Reply

    Love campfire baked or barbecue beans with that smokey taste!

  6. Kay Moser July 15, 2015 at 3:39 PM | | Reply

    The Simple Cobbler looks so easy and fun.

  7. Andrea Peregretti July 15, 2015 at 5:48 PM | | Reply

    I never knew you could cook like this at a campsite! Amazing! And cobbler is my all time favorite! Can’t wait to share with my camping buddies!

  8. allison frederick July 15, 2015 at 5:48 PM | | Reply

    the easier the better! never want a hassle with cooking when camping!

  9. Tara Richardson July 15, 2015 at 5:59 PM | | Reply

    We love using our Dutch oven while camping! Thanks for the great blog post!

  10. Cheryl Burns July 16, 2015 at 1:52 AM | | Reply

    I am going to try this recipe, I have a nice black iron dutch oven

  11. Shannon July 16, 2015 at 5:21 AM | | Reply

    I’m definitely trying this! THanks for the tips!

  12. Cathy Bradford July 16, 2015 at 6:22 AM | | Reply

    We want to do more of this, we have the pot but haven’t used it!

  13. Candace Galan-Calderon July 16, 2015 at 10:35 AM | | Reply

    I can’t wait to try the Simple Cobbler, love camp cooking!

  14. krystal wethington July 16, 2015 at 11:35 AM | | Reply

    Neat idea #CampingRecipeGiveaway

  15. carol johnson July 16, 2015 at 3:38 PM | | Reply

    Cobbler is making me hungry…….I’m heading to the kitchen. lol #CampingRecipeGiveaway

  16. Tiffany Byrd July 16, 2015 at 11:23 PM | | Reply

    We cook with a dutch oven when we camp. Love it. This recipe looks good. We’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

  17. Brenda Lacourciere July 17, 2015 at 2:30 AM | | Reply

    That cobbler is one recipe I will try at camp

  18. Tina July 17, 2015 at 4:04 AM | | Reply

    Wow, looks better than anything made at home in a full kitchen

  19. Kaj Lobner July 17, 2015 at 4:42 AM | | Reply

    Great way to cook one pot meals

  20. Sara D July 17, 2015 at 5:07 AM | | Reply

    The cobbler recipe would be a hit with the kids! I’m going to try it our next weekend. 🙂

  21. Barb Batten July 17, 2015 at 6:19 AM | | Reply

    My mom always used a dutch oven. At home and camping with the Scouts. Smile

  22. Louise Martin July 17, 2015 at 11:49 AM | | Reply

    The Simple Cobbler Template does look yummy and easy. I’m going to try it on my next camping trip!

  23. Joe K July 17, 2015 at 1:14 PM | | Reply

    Love it, we always use a dutch oven when camping

  24. Ellyn Nguyen July 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM | | Reply

    We always bring a dutch oven with us when we go camping. It’s the only time my husband cooks. His specialty is a Mountain Man Breakfast Hash thing that is so good with a cold beer in the morning. Haha! I love camping…

  25. Carol P July 17, 2015 at 5:25 PM | | Reply

    My best chili once was cooked over a fire in a cast iron dutch oven

  26. PAT July 17, 2015 at 6:28 PM | | Reply

    I love using my dutch oven and find anything I cook in my oven at hove I can cook in a dutch oven, but I have never Dutch Oven Bread. I’d like to try this

  27. Paul July 18, 2015 at 4:49 AM | | Reply

    I learned to use this method in the Boy Scouts when I was 12. It has been my favorite method of camp out cooking since. Works on a charcoal grill too.

  28. Mary Galazin July 18, 2015 at 12:38 PM | | Reply

    Can’t wait to try one of these ideas. I have a lodge dutch oven and recently finished my firepit!

  29. Monika July 18, 2015 at 3:14 PM | | Reply

    Love using the dutch oven camping, thanks for more great ideas!

  30. Paula K July 18, 2015 at 3:44 PM | | Reply

    Dutch Ovens are the best for camping! You don’t have to worry about ruining them!

  31. Mark H July 18, 2015 at 4:28 PM | | Reply

    I was just given a dutch oven…this will be a great way to try it out!

  32. Emily Zaino July 18, 2015 at 5:01 PM | | Reply

    I’ve never cooked with a dutch oven over a fire. I fell in love with my dutch oven recently and I think this is AMAZING!

  33. Ashley D July 19, 2015 at 7:57 AM | | Reply

    Looks so good. I’m going to send this to my dad to make at his next Scout camping trip.

  34. Mark Pastore July 19, 2015 at 8:11 AM | | Reply


  35. Christina Pin July 19, 2015 at 9:24 AM | | Reply

    My family will love the Simple Cobbler Template

  36. Theresa C. July 20, 2015 at 1:14 AM | | Reply

    Thanks for this great recipe! I can’t wait to make the cobbler 😉

  37. Susan P. July 20, 2015 at 1:40 AM | | Reply

    I have 2 different sizes of cast iron Dutch Ovens that I’ll try these recipes with. The cobbler sounds so easy! #CampingRecipeGiveaway #EurekaCampingRecipe

  38. april July 20, 2015 at 8:06 AM | | Reply

    Will definately try these on our camping trip #campingrecipegiveaway

  39. Kathy July 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM | | Reply

    I love dutch oven cooking.

  40. Heather R July 20, 2015 at 1:32 PM | | Reply

    My uncle camps more often than anyone else in my family, and he told me how he made dinner for everyone one night using his dutch oven. Now I know if he could do it, it must be fairly foolproof! Would love to try it myself, and this cobbler looks great!

  41. Camping Quartermaster July 20, 2015 at 2:27 PM | | Reply

    These look good! I love cooking with a Dutch Oven so much, I do it in my backyard at home!

  42. Jacquelyn July 21, 2015 at 6:23 PM | | Reply

    No better way to cook that in a Dutch Oven! Thanks for the recipes. Can’t wait to try them!

  43. Elisha July 21, 2015 at 6:26 PM | | Reply

    Great recipes! Going camping in a few weeks and can’t wait to try these recipes!

  44. Diane Yee July 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM | | Reply

    Learned the cobbler recipe during Girl Scout Outdoor Cooking training except it was called a Dump Cake. Instead of canned pie filling, we used canned diced peaches and the juice/syrup it was in. It’s always popular when we camp in a group. With manufactures reducing amounts in their product to keep the price the same instead of raising prices, you have to be careful with the size of the cake mix you buy. Last time we made this, someone bought a cake mix box that was 15 oz. when the original recipe calls for an 18 oz. box of cake mix. The cake never cooked through; too much liquid for the 15 oz. cake mix.

  45. beverly paquin July 23, 2015 at 5:28 AM | | Reply

    this sounds to sweet for me.
    i will use bisquick , my own fruit filling and then the sprite.

  46. robyn cobb July 23, 2015 at 5:51 AM | | Reply

    thanks for the recipe. i really need to get a dutch oven

  47. Lynn Vanderheyden July 23, 2015 at 6:05 AM | | Reply

    Put the cake mix/ soda batter into the foiled dutch oven FIRST. Add the pie filling by spoonfuls to the top of the batter. Do Not mix filling into the batter. The filling will sink into the cake and become a fruit filled cake that can often be cut and held in the hand to eat. I find one can pie filling is enough and for a special treat, top with Reddi whipped cream when just warm and time to eat. We like Chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling and call it campfire black forest cake. YUMMMM.

  48. Kevin Brantley July 23, 2015 at 6:29 AM | | Reply

    It has become a must with the Dad’s and the boys every time we have a Trail Life camp out now that we make a dutch oven cobbler. Usually, it is peach, but we will definitely try the berry cobbler as well! And adding the sprite, genius!

  49. Kim Bradford July 23, 2015 at 6:33 AM | | Reply

    Love a peach cobbler, and in the Dutch Oven, even better! We camp a lot and utilize the cast iron all the time! Thanks for the recipes!

  50. Josh Sims July 23, 2015 at 7:23 AM | | Reply

    My dad always makes a pot of pinto beans in his dutch oven and they are fantastic! I have dreams about those beans…

  51. Ckwatson July 23, 2015 at 7:46 AM | | Reply

    I really gotta get a Dutch oven

  52. Sleo Tsai July 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM | | Reply

    I can’t wait to do some campfire cooking! Thanks for the neat ideas.

  53. Geno July 23, 2015 at 9:07 AM | | Reply

    Dutch Ovens are so versatile. Roast meats, sides, desserts. Never put soda in my cake mix. Will have to try this.

  54. Brad July 23, 2015 at 10:38 AM | | Reply

    We make the cobbler all the time for our Royal Rangers and they love it!

  55. Corazon Dalisay July 23, 2015 at 11:51 AM | | Reply

    your recipes are great!…they are easy to follow and the ingredients can be had in our pantry…

  56. esther green July 23, 2015 at 2:05 PM | | Reply

    The cobbler recipe looks so delicious and simple. I’ll have to try it.

  57. paul v July 23, 2015 at 2:05 PM | | Reply

    #EurekaCampingRecipe fantastic

  58. Anna P. July 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM | | Reply

    Cobbler looks great, I will definitely try it. Dutch ovens are so much fun to take camping!


  59. Lisa Ridenour July 23, 2015 at 8:08 PM | | Reply

    Can anything be better than good created by campfire and Dutch ovens?!

  60. Justin Mulcahy July 23, 2015 at 10:37 PM | | Reply

    I love the simple cobbler recipe / template! I highly recommend it to everyone who has a dutch oven and loves to cook at the campfire!!!


  61. Kristin July 24, 2015 at 5:58 AM | | Reply

    I can’t wait to try the cobbler! Great site for dutch oven ideas

  62. Mike Carter July 24, 2015 at 10:31 AM | | Reply

    PULLED PORK BBQ: Charcoal BBQ prep: Use the following as a guide to the amount of charcoals required: For the Dutch Oven, you will be using enough coals to only surround the bottom (2-coals deep) of the oven once it is placed into the BBQ. You do not need to add any coals to the top of the oven. As the coals burn down, add new coals to the top or sides of the existing coals. Pulled Pork for Sandwiches: Use a pork roast that will fit into your Dutch Oven and will leave about 1-1/2 inches from the top. For my six-quart oven, I found that a seven pounder fit in just fine. Be sure to trim some of the excess fat present on the outside of the roast. Season to taste. I sacrificed two garlic bulbs for this. I cracked each clove with a knife, lined the bottom of the oven with some, poked holes into the roast and inserted a few, and placed the remaining on the top of the roast. About one tablespoon cup of sea salt was sprinkled on the top. Place the oven in the BBQ, surround with hot coals, and let it cook for about 6 to 8 hours; adding new coals as needed to keep the heat consistent (about 275 to 300.) Have a pan ready to place the cooked pork into. Remove the pork from the oven (do not remove the oven from the BBQ yet) into the pan. This is a good time to remove any excess unwanted fat off the meat. Once all the meat has been removed, use a wire brush or scrubber to loosen any cooked on pork from the sides of the oven. Remove the oven from the BBQ and carefully drain all the juice and fat from the oven. Use some towels to wipe the oven out, and place aside (with the lid on) to cool. Pull the cooked pork into piece sizes you like your pulled pork to have. Remove fat as desired. Place the pulled pork into a separate pan or bowl. For every pound of pork, add about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce (of choice), and mix in. Add this into the Dutch Oven, and place into the BBQ Pit. Add coals as necessary to maintain the desired heat range (275 to 300.) Once cooking time has been completed, pull this out of the BBQ, and enjoy. Things I do not recommend: Adding sauces to the cooking process (pork roast.) Using Sugar-Free BBQ sauce of any kind. Not using enough garlic. Adding water to any cooking stage of the roast. Allowing the coals to go out at any point in the cooking stages. Enjoy!

  63. Sara Arnold July 24, 2015 at 10:50 AM | | Reply

    It never occurred to me to use our dutch oven when camping. Great idea!

  64. Yohannah McNee July 24, 2015 at 10:59 AM | | Reply

    This always makes me wish we had more than one Dutch oven! I think we need another!! #CampingRecipeGiveaway

  65. Mathew Willis July 24, 2015 at 1:20 PM | | Reply

    Never done it, but that is a great idea!

  66. Crystal Belisle July 25, 2015 at 10:33 AM | | Reply

    This cobbler looks yummy and so easy to make, I am not going to wait until the next camping trip to try it out

  67. Susan D July 25, 2015 at 2:09 PM | | Reply

    I absolutely love dutch oven cooking while camping. I wonder how this recipe would work during the fall/winter months using ginger ale and canned pumpkin. Will have to try your posted version this summer then experiment a little!

  68. Veronique Essiembre July 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM | | Reply

    ABSOLUTELY one of my favorite ways to cook when I go camping! There is nothing better than a dutch oven!

  69. Robert Nelson July 27, 2015 at 7:05 PM | | Reply

    When I camp I always carry a dutch oven for making bread and a good cast iron skillet with a lid to cook up any fish I may catch. I always carry fresh herbs with me and if possible I try to find local edible herbs to toss into the mix.

  70. James Miller July 27, 2015 at 7:33 PM | | Reply

    I like the cobbler recipe but prefer to use a stick of butter instead of the sprite. It’s not quite as sweet that way.

  71. gayle bellemare July 27, 2015 at 9:26 PM | | Reply

    Wow, who knew you could bake a desert while camping? I admit my camp cooking skills are quite limited but I think that with the help of this blog, they are about to improve. Everyone will want to camp with us lol. Thank you!

  72. Kate July 28, 2015 at 3:57 AM | | Reply

    Nice to see that cast iron cookware is popular again, it works beautifully when camping. Use sand to scrub it clean.

  73. Karen Munze Baker July 28, 2015 at 8:34 PM | | Reply

    It never occurred to me to bake in a dutch oven while camping. Who knew?

  74. Kathy Scott July 29, 2015 at 4:57 AM | | Reply

    The cobbler looks delicious. I am going to try it the next time we go camping.

  75. Rebecca Henderson July 29, 2015 at 5:25 AM | | Reply

    Luv the Simple Cobbler, my scouts request it at every camp! Dutch Oven cooking is the only way to go!

  76. Heidi Salisbury July 30, 2015 at 6:18 AM | | Reply

    I love cooking this way while camping and at home. It is so simple and the food is always foolproof to make.

  77. Ken Willie July 30, 2015 at 12:14 PM | | Reply

    This looks like something I could do and have some great food!

  78. Chris Walker August 3, 2015 at 1:23 PM | | Reply

    Always great to see easy recipes using a traditional method.

  79. Buddy Garrett August 3, 2015 at 2:02 PM | | Reply

    Dutch oven cooking sounds great. I want tro try it next time I am camping.

  80. Sheryl Edwards August 11, 2015 at 6:09 PM | | Reply

    I will for sure try the Simple Cobbler Template next time we go camping! My family will love it!

  81. Gina Zoern November 11, 2015 at 9:32 AM | | Reply

    One of my favorite recipes for my dutch oven is Alton Browns “once and future beans”. I also add chunks of ham to it before baking. It is a full meal when served with bread and butter. The only drawback is that you need to stay near your oven while cooking to replenish the coals as the beans need to cook for about 6 to 8 hours. They are definitely worth the effort, though.

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