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Fairly Lazy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

A peach cobbler with a completely homemade tender, cake-like topping that will impress your friends and family and you will be amazed at how easy it was to bake. Great for camping or backyard BBQs.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people


  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Dry milk powder
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 TBSP butter 1 stick
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 pints canned peaches or 2 large cans (27-30 oz)


At Home

  • Put the flour, sugar, milk powder, baking powder, and vanilla in a gallon sized plastic bag. Shake, stir or knead the mixture. Cut the stick of butter into 12 or more slices and add to the bag. Knead the bag with your fingers for about one minute to evenly incorporate the butter throughout the mix.

At Camp

  • Heat a chimney of charcoal.
  • When the charcoal is almost ready to use, begin assembling the cobbler. Dump the peaches, including the syrup, into the bottom of a 12" dutch oven. Pour the mix you made at home across the peaches. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon. Drizzle the 1/2 Cup of water across the top. Put the lid on top of the dutch oven.
  • Place 15 charcoal briquettes on the ground. (Start with a circle slightly smaller than the dutch oven and fill in the middle with what remains.) Set the dutch oven on top of the coals. Top the lid with 10 additional briquettes. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until done. Rotate dutch oven every 15 minutes for even cooking. Serve with cream or ice cream, if desired.


You can also use fresh peaches in this recipe. Slice 6-8 medium sized peaches. Mix the peaches with 1 C of water mixed with 1 TBSP sugar. Add to the bottom of the dutch oven and continue with the rest of the recipe.