Monday, May 16, 2011

Blackberry & Peach Dutch Oven Cowboy Cobbler

Nothing says summer like fresh fruit.

Blackberries in particular seem to be popping up everywhere- Mountain Man recently discovered a place to pick fresh ones near his work and a few days later one of the girls at work found a blackberry bush on her property as well.

So when she decided to have a backyard bbq, I knew her blackberries just had to be showcased.

My mind immediately went to cobbler and when our boss suggested actually making the cobbler on site in a dutch oven I was sold.. Having never baked in a dutch oven before, I was pretty excited to see how it would turn out.

The process couldn't have been easier.

Make sure you have a good hot fire going and a nice dutch oven to start..

Then all you need are a few key ingredients: a box of yellow cake, a stick of butter, 2 cans of peaches, a bunch of blackberries, and cinnamon and sugar and aluminum foil....

Start by lining your dutch oven with the aluminum foil- this is going to make your clean up much easier.

Next, pour in 2 cans of peaches and fresh blackberries...

Sprinkle your box of cake mix over the fruit and using a large spoon, mix until your cake mix starts to get absorbed by the juice from your peaches.

Cut your stick of butter into thin slices and distribute over your cake/fruit mixture.

The last step in the cobbler preparation is to sprinkle your cinnamon-sugar mixture over top just before covering (the amount of sprinkling is completely up to you). Once you've got your share of sprinkling done, lightly fold over the sides of your aluminum foil.

Now its time for baking!

Cover your cobbler with the dutch oven lid and place in the fire, right over the coals. 
Then using fire proof tongs, add a few of the hot coals on top of the lid.

After about 30 minutes it's time to go and check on your cobbler.

It's helpful if you have a cowboy that will do all the dirty work for you.
If it has a nice golden brown top then it's done and ready for eating!

Holy Delicious.

We actually made two cobblers that afternoon and this happens to be the Blueberry & Peach Cobbler.. the Blackberry & Peach Cobbler was all gone before I could grab a picture!

Blackberry & Peach Dutch Oven Cobbler
You'll need: A dutch oven, aluminum foil and a hot fire

2 cans of peaches
1 bunch of fresh blackberries (about 2 cups)
1 box of yellow cake mix 
1 stick of butter
cinnamon and sugar

Line your dutch oven with aluminum foil.
Pour peaches and blackberries in first.
Sprinkle cake mix over top and using a big spoon, mix until cake mix is soaked up by the peach juice.
Cut butter into small slices and place on top of cobbler mixture.
Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar (to your liking) on top as a finishing touch.
Gently pull excess aluminum foil over cobbler and put the lid on the dutch oven.
Place dutch oven directly in the fire and using fire proof tongs to place a few coals on top of lid.
Allow to sit for about 30 minutes- check to see if top has browned.
Remove from fire and enjoy!

Happy Baking!

ps. for those of you that commented on my 'Peanut Butter Chocolate & Potato Chip Cookies,' Thank you! Blogger has been all sorts of a mess and somehow in the mix of it all your comments got deleted :(