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Camping Peach Cobbler

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Camping Peach Cobbler Recipe. This easy dessert is the perfect cast iron recipe to finish off any meal! All you need are cans of peaches, a yellow cake mix, and butter! 

Camping food has a special place in my heart.

I am a firm believer that you should be able to enjoy good food while camping, and it should not be difficult.

Even desserts.

That is where this cobbler comes in.

My husband calls it the “lazy girl” recipe. You only need 4 ingredients and it is ready to start baking in as little as 5 minutes.

Did I mention that it tastes incredible? You get the homemade flavor of cobbler while using the ease of a cake mix.

How to make easy camping peach cobbler:

  1. Open your canned peaches and pour into a 12 inch skillet.
  2. Stir in 1/2 can Sprite soda.
  3. Cover with your cake mix. Straight out of the box.
  4. Dot with butter.
  5. Bake.

Can you believe how easy this is? My brother and sister are actually the ones that introduced me to this sweet treat!

They also introduced me to dutch oven liners. Pop one of these into you pan and clean up becomes a breeze!

Like this recipe? You will love my Baked Bean Camping Chili, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash, and Cast Iron Apple Baked Pork Chops!

Now, let’s talk about some of the most common questions I get when sharing a cast iron recipe…

Is cast iron good for camping?

YES. I get this question a lot. Cast iron is wonderful for camping. It is incredibly durable, easy to care for, and practically made for fireside cooking! It is easy to clean and affordable! I talk about all of this in my cookbook: Cast Iron Kitchen!

How do I clean my cast iron while camping?

  1. Add clean water to your cast iron pan. Place over a fire or grill and bring to a boil.
  2. Use your spatula to gently break loose any larger food pieces.
  3. Remove from the fire. Scrub gently with a nylon bristle scrub brush.
  4. Rinse and dry completely (this is super important!! You do not want rust to form). We stick ours back over a grill or fire.
  5. Rub with oil.

Lazy Peach Cobbler

Lazy Peach Cobbler

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Camping Peach Cobbler Recipe. This easy dessert is the perfect cast iron recipe to finish off any meal! All you need are cans of peaches, a yellow cake mix, and butter! 


  • 3 (15oz) cans sliced peaches in syrup, 1 drained, 2 with juice
  • 1/2 can Sprite, About 6 oz
  • 1 (15.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 4 Tablespoons butter


  1. Pour the peaches into a 12 inch cast iron skillet or dutch oven. 
  2. Stir the sprite into the peaches.
  3. Evenly pour the cake mix over the top of the peaches. Stir if desired but not required.
  4. Carefully dot with butter. 

Oven Cooking:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake your cobbler, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Outdoor Cooking:

  1. Place the lid on your dutch oven. Place ten hot charcoal briquettes on the lid. Allow to cook for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135
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Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Can this be done in an oven on a smaller scale?? We are a family of 4, & the above seems like a lot. I usually just use a small 8×8 pan and one 15 oz. can of fruit. We don't eat alot of sweets at once. How would I make this like that?? Could I just cut it in half and still use the mentioned oven temp and time?? Thank you.


Friday 28th of December 2018

Hi Kathy, We are a family of three so I definitely understand the need to cut back a recipe. I would do as you stated and cut the ingredients in half (maybe not the butter topping) and check your cobbler around 30 minutes. Using a regular 8x8 pan shouldn't be an issue.


Wednesday 5th of July 2017

You could also use a box oven the old girl scout way. Line a heavy duty cardboard box with heavy duty foil. Make a rack to set the pan on with a wire cooling rack and four empty pop cans for support. Set it on level ground, and find a small rock to put under one edge of the box to vent. Count about 50 degrees per briquet.


Monday 29th of June 2015

what size Dutch oven are you using? Camping for the 4th of July and would love to make this.


Friday 12th of June 2015

One question wasn't answered that I also would like to know, How many charcoals do you use on both the bottom & top? I've bern told that makes a big difference in your temperature of the oven.

Kristen Spoon

Thursday 9th of April 2015

Im feeding a crowd of 150 for an many serving per dutch oven? I figured about the same as a 9 X 13? So-15-18? My number should be around 10/11 pots?


Thursday 9th of April 2015

I'd say more like 10-12 per pan.

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