There’s just something about a Dutch oven that makes everything from chili to rich desserts taste unbelievably rich. Here’s a delicious recipe we like to make over a campfire in our backyard. It’s fast, fun, and even young children can help put it together — and learn the finer points of Dutch oven cooking at the same time.
For this recipe, I’m using a 6 quart Lodge Dutch oven. For campfire cooking, I prefer a Dutch oven with legs.
- 2 cans peaches
- 1 partial box of white or vanilla instant cake mix
- butter (not pictured)
Dump both cans of peaches into the Dutch Oven.
Add an even layer of cake mix over the peaches, topped with butter.
Place the lid on the Dutch oven and cook for 45 minutes with charcoal above and below the pot. In this case, we used my Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman’s Grill as a cooking platform. I like this technique because I can campfire-cook just about anywhere.
This picture of the end result makes me hungry! We like to serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
By John Heatherly
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