Labor day weekend--the final weekend of summer has come and gone. School is back in session. The final three-day vacation of the season has just finished up, and everyone’s back home. For us, what better way to spend our last summer vacation than to go camping. To celebrate our last night away from reality, we made our all-time favorite camping dessert—Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler!
When you go camping around here, it’s very hard to know what the weather is going to do, let alone how warm or cold it’s going to be, especially at nights! With that in mind, it’s difficult to bring along fresh fruits. So, we keep a #10 can of Rainy Day Foods Freeze-Dried Sliced Peaches in our camper. They’re real peaches that can be eaten as is or reconstituted with water to their natural physical state. You can even add them as is to your cereal or granola for a little extra flavor.
For Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler, you’ll need butter, a white cake mix, and peaches. **We made the 4-6 serving recipe**[caption id="attachment_2391" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Peach cobbler ingredients[/caption]
We start by reconstituting the freeze-dried sliced peaches. It’s very simple really—you just take the desired amount of freeze-dried sliced peaches, put them in a bowl, and add a little bit of water. For this recipe, we dumped 6 cups of freeze-dried peaches into a bowl, and added 2 cups of water.[caption id="attachment_2392" align="aligncenter" width="600"] freeze dried peaches[/caption]
Then repeat this cycle:
stir a minute, set a minute; stir a minute, set a minute. Do this until the peaches are back to their natural physical state, but make sure to stir gently so you don’t mash the peaches.
Next, take ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) of butter and grease the bottom and the edges of your Dutch Oven. Leave any leftover butter in the pan.[caption id="attachment_2394" align="aligncenter" width="600"] add butter to the dutch oven[/caption]
Dump the peaches into the Dutch Oven[caption id="attachment_2395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] add peaches to the dutch oven[/caption]
Then top with half a bag of white cake mix & spread evenly with a fork[caption id="attachment_2396" align="aligncenter" width="600"] pour cake mix over peaches[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2397" align="alignright" width="600"] spread cake mix evenly with fork[/caption]
Next, slice up ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) of butter into thin slices,
and then place them evenly on top of the white cake mix
Put the lid on and cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes.
You’ll know it’s done when the cake mix starts to turn golden brown,
but don’t go over 30 minutes or the peaches on the bottom could start to burn[caption id="attachment_2400" align="aligncenter" width="600"] cooking the peach cobbler[/caption]
It’s best served warm with vanilla ice cream or cool whip![caption id="attachment_2401" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler[/caption]
ENJOY!![caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Delicious![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2403" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe[/caption]
Contributed by Angelia Kunz