Planning an upcoming family camping trip? Bring this Boy Scouts Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Recipe with you. This amazing cobbler recipe has everything we love and it is even better when you share it with friends and family.

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Let’s make boy scouts Dutch oven peach cobbler.

This 4 Ingredient Peach Cobbler is perfect for your next camping trip

Every year for Thanksgiving we take off for the lake and spend a week at a cabin in a national park we love. This year, we were inspired to take our favorite Boy Scout recipe with us for our Campsgiving adventure.

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler People Eating outside together sharing a bowl of peach cobbler
This boy scout Dutch oven peach cobbler recipe is good for sharing.

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Best Peach Cobbler Recipe ingredients

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans peaches in heavy syrup
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

How to make the Best Peach Cobbler (Dutch Oven)

Step 1

Line a 12 Dutch Oven with heavy-duty foil. We totally skipped this in our brand new Boy Scout Lodge Dutch Oven and had no issues!

Step 2

Pour peaches into the bottom of one Dutch Oven. Spread evenly.

Step 3

Sprinkle the peaches with cinnamon.

Step 4

Pour the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches. Do not stir.

Step 5

Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of the cake mix. We forgot to bring something to cut the butter so I had to break it up with my fingers!

Step 6

Sprinkle top with cinnamon.

Step 7

Step 7 - Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Recipe Instructions - dutch oven on a grill with briquettes on top of the dutch oven lid
Place lid on the Dutch oven and bake using 8-10 briquettes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for 45-60 minutes rotating oven.

Place lid on the Dutch oven and bake using 8-10 briquettes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for 45-60 minutes rotating oven and lid 1/4 turn in opposite directions twice through the baking process…

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Turn in opposite directions twice through the baking process.

Step 8

Step 8 - Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Recipe Instructions -Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler In Bowls And Dutch Oven
Serve with the scouts or with your whole family and enjoy!

Serve in a bowl with a spoon so you can slurp up all the peach cobbler goodness. If you happen to have some ice cream, that makes it even better!

How to serve Dutch Oven Cobbler

The absolutely best way to serve cobbler is to serve it warm with ice cream. Because a scoop of warm cobbler doesn’t hold its shape, I like to serve in individual single serving bowls with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top.

How to store 4 Ingredient Peach Cobbler

  1. Cool Completely: Allow the dutch oven cobbler to cool to room temperature. Storing it while still warm can lead to condensation, making it soggy.
  2. Choose the Right Container: Place the leftover cobbler in an airtight container or cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. If you’ve baked the cobbler in a dish with a lid, you can simply cover it.
  3. Refrigerate: For short-term storage (up to 3-4 days), place the covered cobbler in the refrigerator. Keep it away from strong-smelling foods, as it can absorb odors.
  4. Freeze for Longer Storage: If you want to store the dutch oven cobbler for a more extended period (up to 3-4 months), you can freeze it. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil or place it in a freezer-safe container.
  5. Reheat Properly: When you’re ready to enjoy the cobbler again, reheat refrigerated leftovers in the oven at a low temperature (around 300°F or 150°C) until warmed through. If frozen, it’s often best to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
  6. Avoid Repeated Temperature Changes: Try to avoid repeatedly taking the cobbler in and out of the fridge or freezer, as this can negatively affect its texture and taste.

How to make gluten free dutch oven peach cobbler

All you have to do, is swap out the traditional yellow cake mix with gluten free yellow cake mix.

So simple!

Our experience making Boy Scouts Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

We found this recipe for cobbler from a local scout troop in our community. We have lots of festivals and fairs and it is common for the Boy Scouts to be serving peach cobbler as a fundraiser. In the community where I live, scouts are extremely active and contribute tons to our community.

When my husband and I first tasted it, I was waddling around 8 months pregnant with my second child at a local fair and we were both shocked how good it was. So shocked in fact that I made my husband get back in line to get a serving for himself because I decided the bowl of cobbler we were going to share was all mine.

Later we found out how easy the recipe was and it has been on our family tradition list ever since.

Getting outside with our kids is a priority for our family. Not only is it great for their health, but it is also great for their dispositions – and it does amazing things for our family connections.

When you get together with your family and friends this Thanksgiving, don’t let the fun stop at the dining table. Let’s be honest, any food you eat outside always tastes better. This Boy Scout Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler is no different. Cooked over hot coals, it is the perfect accompaniment to a day full of scouting adventure – or a day of geocaching, which is what my kids love to do when we go camping.

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Peach Dutch Oven Cobbler

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler In Dutch Oven

This Dutch oven peach cobbler recipe is a recipe you are going to love on a camping trip. It is made of peaches with a cinnamon aroma. Inspired by the American boy scouts to make this meal a tradition. You can do it on your future family camping trips too.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans peaches in heavy syrup
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Line a 12 Dutch Oven with heavy duty foil. We totally skipped this in our brand new Boy Scout Lodge Dutch Oven and had no issues!
  2. Pour peaches into the bottom of one Dutch Oven. Spread evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the peaches with cinnamon.
  4. Pour the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches. Do not stir.
  5. Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of cake mix. We forgot to bring something to cut the butter so I had to break it up with my fingers!
  6. Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
  7. Place lid on Dutch oven and bake using 8-10 briquettes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for 45-60 minutes rotating oven and lid 1/4 turn in opposite directions twice through the baking process.
  8. Serve with the scouts or with your whole family and enjoy!

Peach Cobbler Dutch Oven FAQs

Do you have to peel peaches for a cobbler?

Peeling peaches for dutch oven cobbler is a matter of personal preference, and it’s not a strict requirement. Here’s a breakdown of the considerations:

1.Texture: Peach skins can add a slightly chewy texture to the cobbler. Some people enjoy this added texture, while others prefer the smoothness of peeled peaches.

2.Appearance: The skin can give a more rustic, colorful look to the cobbler, while peeled peaches may provide a more uniform appearance.

3.Ease of Preparation: Peeling peaches takes extra time and effort. If you’re looking for a quicker preparation, leaving the skins on can be a good option.

4.Type of Peaches: The thickness and texture of peach skin can vary between varieties. Some might have very thin and tender skins that are hardly noticeable in the cobbler, while others might have thicker skins that are more prominent.

5.Personal Taste: Some people might find the skin adds a slight bitterness, while others might not notice or might even enjoy that aspect.

If you do decide to peel the peaches, you can do so by making a small “X” at the bottom of each peach and blanching them in boiling water for about 30-60 seconds. Then, immediately plunge them into ice water. This process will make the skins slide off more easily.

How ripe should peaches be for cobbler?

Using ripe peaches will generally yield the best results for your peach cobbler, creating a dish that’s flavorful, sweet, and has a pleasing texture. If your peaches aren’t quite there yet, remember that you have options to ripen them or combine them with riper fruit. Here are some tips for different levels of ripeness when making cobbler:

1.Ripe Peaches: Ripe peaches are sweet, juicy, and slightly soft to the touch. They should yield a little when gently pressed. The fragrance should be pleasantly peachy. These qualities make ripe peaches ideal for cobbler, as they’ll have a rich flavor and a texture that holds up well during baking.

2.Avoid Overripe Peaches: Overripe peaches can be mushy and might not hold their shape well in the cobbler. They may also have an over-sweet or fermented taste.

3.Avoid Underripe Peaches: Underripe peaches can be too firm and lack sweetness, which could result in a cobbler that’s lacking in flavor.

4.Combining Different Ripeness: If you have a mix of ripeness levels, you can combine them. The firmer, slightly underripe peaches will hold their shape, while the perfectly ripe peaches will provide flavor. This can create a nice textural contrast.

5.Ripening Peaches: If you have underripe peaches, you can ripen them by placing them in a paper bag at room temperature. Check them daily, and once they’re ripe, you can use them for your cobbler or refrigerate them to slow down further ripening.
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How do you make peach cobbler not runny?

A runny peach cobbler can result from excess moisture in the filling. Here are some strategies to help you create a peach cobbler with a more consistent texture:

1.Use Ripe Peaches: As mentioned earlier, ripe peaches will give the best flavor and texture. Overripe peaches may release too much juice, leading to a runny filling.

2.Drain Excess Juice: If your peaches are particularly juicy, you might want to drain some of the excess juice before adding them to the filling.

3.Thicken the Filling: You can use a thickening agent like cornstarch or flour. A typical ratio might be 1 to 2 tablespoons of cornstarch or flour for every 5 cups of sliced peaches. Mix the thickener with sugar and spices before combining it with the peaches to ensure it’s evenly distributed.

4.Pre-Cook the Filling: Some recipes call for cooking the peach filling on the stovetop with the thickening agent before baking. This can help reduce the juices and make a thicker filling.

5.Adjust Sugar: Sugar draws out juices from the peaches, so be mindful of the amount of sugar in the recipe. Too much sugar can lead to a runnier filling.

6.Avoid Under-Baking: Make sure to bake the cobbler until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Under-baking can result in a runnier consistency.

7.Let It Rest: Allow the cobbler to rest for a while after taking it out of the oven. As it cools, the filling will continue to thicken.

8.Experiment with Peach Types: Different varieties of peaches have different juice content. If you continue to experience runny cobbler, you may want to try a different type of peach.

9.Consider Peach-to-Topping Ratio: Make sure you have enough topping to absorb some of the juices. If there’s too much fruit compared to the topping, it might end up runny.

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  1. I’ve made this several times only without the cinnamon. I have also tried different fruits blueberries are my new favorite plus I dump in a 16 oz. Bottle of sprite or 7-up on top of the as the final ingredient. I’ll be doing this for our family reunion next weekend. Not sure why the rotation of the lid and Dutch oven because I think the heat is pretty even. Growing up with scouting and cooking outside with Dutch ovens has been a fun part of my life. You can cook anything in them. Thanks for your article