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Easy Cobbler Recipe

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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.] 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 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. 

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.