Quick and Easy Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
A Heavenly Match – Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler and Camping
Welcome, adventurous spirits! Now, who’d turn down a good dessert after a day of exploring, especially when it’s baked over a campfire? Not me, that’s for sure! If you’re keen on a dessert that’s both delicious and easy to whip up while camping, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll be sharing a recipe that’s a true star of my camping trips – a Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler. Trust me; it’s as heavenly as it sounds!
Blueberries, sugar, a simple biscuit-like topping, and a Dutch oven – a camper’s humble kitchen workhorse – that’s all we need. This blueberry cobbler is downright delicious, and it combines the sweet-tartness of blueberries with a fluffy, biscuit-like crust. Using a Dutch oven means it’s cooked slowly, and all those flavours have time to blend together. Pure bliss!
Essential Equipment for Your Outdoor Kitchen
Besides the essential ingredients, we’re going to need a Dutch oven, a mixing bowl, a knife, and a wooden spoon. A campfire, of course, would be handy!
A. Preparing the Blueberry Filling
Step 1: Toss your blueberries with sugar, cornstarch, and a squeeze of lemon juice. This blend is going right into the Dutch oven.
B. Crafting the Perfect Cobbler Topping
Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the milk and stir until just combined. This will form a sticky dough.
C. Combining the Two and Baking
Step 3: Dollop this dough over your blueberry mix in the Dutch oven. Don’t worry about it looking pretty; it’ll puff up and cover the blueberries as it cooks.
Step 4: Place the lid on the Dutch oven and put it on your campfire. Arrange a few hot coals on top of the lid as well.
Pro Tips to Enhance Your Cobbler Experience
Remember, every fire is different, so keep a close eye on your cobbler. You’re looking for the point where the blueberries are bubbling and the topping is golden brown and cooked through. Oh, and do rotate the Dutch oven occasionally to ensure even baking.
Serving Suggestions for Your Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler
There’s nothing like scooping warm cobbler straight from the Dutch oven! Top it off with a dollop of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’re in for a treat!
Whipping up this blueberry cobbler isn’t just about enjoying a great dessert. It’s about soaking up the outdoors, making the most of your environment, and sharing good food with great company. I hope this Dutch oven blueberry cobbler brings as much joy to your camping trips as it does to mine.
I can’t wait for you to try this Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler recipe! When you do, drop a line and let me know how it turned out. Or better yet, share your own Dutch oven recipes. Let’s keep this circle of campfire cooking going! Until next time, happy camping and happy cooking!
Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler
- 3 cups Blueberries
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Flour
- .5 Juice & zest Lemon about 1 tablespoon juice
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 cup Flour (140g)
- ¼ cup Sugar (60g)
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Butter cold
- ⅓ cup Milk
- Whipped cream Optional
- Combine the filling ingredients (blueberries, sugar, flour, juice and zest of half a lemon, cinnamon) in a bowl and toss to coat.
- Place the blueberry mixture into a lined 4-qt Dutch oven.
- To make the topping: combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl and stir to mix. Add the butter and mix and mash with a fork or your hands until the flour and butter come together into pea sized pieces. Add the milk and stir to combine.
- Drop the topping batter across the blueberries.
- Cover the Dutch oven and place on a bed of 7 coals, adding 14 to the lid of the oven.
- Cook for 40-45 minutes, giving the oven and lid a ¼ turn every 15 minutes and adding new coals if they die out, until the topping is golden brown.
- Remove from the heat and set aside, uncovered, to cool a touch before serving with whipped cream.
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