Peach cobbler

Peach Cobbler

This is a delightful treat baked in a dutch oven over the coals once our tin dinners have finished. If doing this over a campfire, you’ll want to use a cast iron dutch oven. You can line it with foil to make clean up easier, if desired. If doing this in a grill or oven, you can use a covered casserole dish.

Recipe is below. You can also follow Steve’s expert guidance via this video.


  • 2 large cans (29 oz) of peaches in heavy syrup
  • 2 boxes of Jiffy cake mix (yellow or white)*
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon (optional)


Open peach cans. Dump one can into the dutch oven. Drain syrup from the second can into the empty first can (if you’re aiming for camping authenticity) or a mixing bowl (if that’s just easier). Dump drained peaches into the dutch oven. Pour cake mix into heavy syrup and mix until combined. Drizzle cake and syrup mixture over the peaches. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the top. Cut several thin pats of butter and place over the cake mixture (2-3 inches apart).

Over fire – place dutch oven directly in coals, scoop a generous helping of coals onto the lid.

In an oven or grill – bake covered at 350 until top is lightly browned and cake is fluffed up.

*Jiffy cake mix may be regional. If you find it is unavailable in your area, 18 ounces of any yellow or white cake mix will work. It does not need to be expensive.

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