What’s Cooking with Melissa?

Finally some campfire worthy weather! We do a lot of camping, and I love to cook meals and desserts over an open fire. A fire pit in our back yard allows me to cook over the fire whenever I want and I’m very thankful for that. Before I get in holiday mode I thought I’d share a perfect fall Campfire Apple Cobbler recipe. Enjoy!

Campfire Apple Cobbler

*7 Quart Cast iron Dutch oven is needed.

3 20 oz. cans of apple pie filling

1 box yellow cake mix (Gluten free works perfectly too!)

1 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter (cut into squares)

2 tsp. cinnamon, divided

After your fire is well established, line the inside of the Dutch oven with foil. With butter, grease the foil well. Dump or spoon all three cans of apple pie filling into the bottom of the Dutch oven. Next sprinkle brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon on top. Pour dry cake mix on top of apple pie filling mixture then sprinkle the remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon on top. Place small pieces of butter all over the top. Cover with lid. Place on outskirts of the fire and “bake” for 30-45 minutes. (Baking time will depend on how hot the fire is and will require keeping an eye on it.)

*Keep in mind while doing this recipe that no stirring is required. 

*This recipe can be made with other pie fillings, such as blueberry or peach without changing a thing!

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