Campfire Peach Cobbler

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 24, 2023
This dutch oven peach cobbler recipe has been a family classic for 60 years. We prefer peaches, but fresh cherries and berries are fun, too. Almost any fruit would work. Mix and match! —Jackie Wilson, Wellsville, Utah


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced peaches
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for low heat, using 32-40 charcoal briquettes.
  2. Line the inside of a 10-in. Dutch oven with heavy-duty foil. In a large bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients. Add milk and melted butter, stirring just until moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Drain peaches, reserving 1 cup syrup. Arrange peaches over batter; sprinkle with sugar and, if desired, cinnamon. Pour reserved syrup over fruit. Place lid on Dutch oven.
  4. When briquettes are covered with white ash, place Dutch oven directly on half of the briquettes. Using long-handled tongs, place remaining briquettes on top of pan lid. Cook 30-40 minutes or until cobbler is set and beginning to brown, using tongs to lift lid carefully when checking. If necessary, cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat; let stand, uncovered, 15 minutes before serving.

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Tips

Do I have to be camping to make this cobbler?

No, this recipe is just as delicious when made in your own backyard. Instead of in a campfire, prepare the cobbler as directed in a charcoal grill.

Do I have to use canned peaches?

No, if you prefer fresh or frozen peaches, feel free to substitute them in. For fresh peaches, slice the fruit and add either juice or water in place of the peach syrup. If using frozen peaches, allow them to thaw before adding to the cobbler.

Can I prepare the cobbler ahead of time?

Definitely! You can either portion the ingredients out in resealable, leak-proof baggies and bring them along with you, or you can prepare and cook the cobbler at home and then reheat it a fire pit or grill.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 455 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.