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Easy Cobbler Recipe

Fresh Butter

Fresh Butter

Baking can seem daunting, but not with this simple Dutch oven cobbler recipe. Be sure to choose your pie filling wisely. I prefer mixed berry. 

[Editor’s Note: Lewis uses a type of Dutch oven known as a camping, cowboy, or chuckwagon, which has a rimmed cover in order to place coals on top. If you are using a generic Dutch oven, you can simply place it inside your home oven at 350 degrees rather than using hot coals as Terry instructs.] 


  • One 18-ounce package of yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • One 21-ounce can of pie filling, flavor of choice


  • One 12-inch Dutch oven
  • 24 hot coals


Follow the directions on the cake mix package, replacing water with milk and oil with butter. Mix cake as directed on box.

Place a circle of parchment paper in the bottom of your Dutch oven. Put pie filling on paper and gently spoon cake mix over the filling.

Cover and bake, using 8 coals underneath the oven and 14–16 coals on top, for about 40 minutes. Test cake with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it's done. Let cake cool about 15 minutes and then turn out onto the Dutch oven lid. Carefully peel off the paper and serve.