Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler Camping Recipe

Don’t you just love sweet treats only Dutch oven camping recipes can provide? Who knew camp cooking skills would come in handy preparing for a cross-country move? Moving is no easy task … especially if its over 1,500 miles from point “A” to point “B”. 

When our parents decided to make Arizona their full-time home, my sister and I flew out to Chicago to help with the packing. We packed the entire house before we started on the kitchen. Our challenge: use whatever was in the fridge, freezer and pantry before the moving van arrived. 

That’s where this super easy (always great for camping) throw-together Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler Camping Recipe came from.

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How To Make Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler

Campsite equipment options include a Dutch oven, camp oven or RV oven.

If you are using charcoal briquettes with your Dutch oven, a chimney starter is great because it is a fast, efficient and clean way to light your charcoal.

Step 1. Preheat the oven. Whichever oven you decide to use, you’ll be baking this berry cobbler Dutch oven dessert at 350 degrees F which is a standard temperature for baked camping dessert recipes.

How Many Coals?

Are you always wondering how many charcoals briquettes you need to maintain specific temperatures when you are baking in your camp Dutch oven? Well, it depends on the size of your oven! Find the answer here … Dutch Oven Temperature Chart

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. NOTE: If you are using a Dutch oven, baking times vary depending on outside air temperature, elevation and humidity so be ready to make adjustments as necessary. See my Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Tips for more information.

Step 2. Prepare the pan. You are going to melt the butter in a 9-inch baking pan that you will be placing in the oven for cooking.

As an alternative method, you can make this cobbler directly in your camp Dutch oven. If you want easier cleanup, you can use a foil liner insert or a parchment paper liner.

Step 3. Make the batter. Now you will be mixing the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to create the dry ingredient base for this recipe.

Next you’ll add the wet ingredients: milk and vanilla extract and whisk until the batter is smooth.

Step 4. Add batter and berries to pan. It is time to pour the batter into the prepared pan. Then you will place the berries and remaining sugar over the batter.

Step 5. Bake the cobbler. This recipe is fast to prep but a little slower to bake. It will take about 50-60 minutes to get the fruit bubbly and the batter nicely browned.

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Step 6. Serve this yummy dessert. You need to let the cobbler cool slightly before you serve it. The best flavor and texture comes with serving this dessert warm. It is totally awesome as is … but … if you want to take it up a notch, add some ice cream or whipped cream to top it all off. Enjoy.

Similar Recipes

If you enjoy this very berry cobbler, you’ll love this Dutch oven blueberry cobbler too! It is made with fresh blueberries and really simple too!

Fruity desserts are wonderful but if you need your chocolate fix try these camping smores Dutch oven brownies … they are oooey, gooey and totally A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler Camping Recipe

Camping For Foodies Dessert Camping Recipes: Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler Camping Recipe
4.64 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Kim Hanna


  • 4 tablespoons butter

Batter (see * Note)

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 (16 oz) package frozen mixed berries defrosted (or 2 cups fresh fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Optional for serving

  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  • Preheat a 12-inch standard depth camp Dutch oven to 350 degrees F, 25 total coals = 17 top / 8 bottom. (Alternatively, you can use a propane camp oven or RV oven.)
  • Melt butter in pan. A 9-inch baking pan, like pie plates, work here or you can make this cobbler directly in the Dutch oven.
  • In a medium sized bowl stir together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt to make the batter.
  • Now add the milk and vanilla to the dry ingredients and whisk until the batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Top batter by sprinkling defrosted berries and 1 tablespoon sugar evenly over the batter.
  • Bake the cobbler 50-60 minutes until fruit is bubbly and batter browns. Turn oven and lid a quarter turn in opposite directions every 15 minutes for even baking.
  • Let cobbler cool a bit before serving warm. It is also good if you want to add some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.


*NOTE: This ratio produces more fruit and less topping compared to really cakey cobblers. If you prefer more topping, you can increase the topping ingredients and maintain the fruit proportions. 
Dutch oven size: If you use a different size oven, you’ll need to adjust the number of coals you use to bake this berry cobbler. Use our Dutch Oven Temperature Chart https://www.campingforfoodies.com/dutch-oven-temperature-chart/ to determine how many coals you’ll need.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This recipe shows promise but I used a 10″ pan and the amount of batter wasnt nearly enough. The good news is that it was delicious, but I’m going to try again by tripling the batter ingredients. With the recipe as shown, done inside a 12″ dutch oven in a 10″ cake pan held off the bottom by a trivet, the resulting cobbler was about 1/2″ thick. Like more cowbell with my cobbler. Tasted great though.

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      Hi Pete! Thanks so much for letting me know about your experiences with this recipe. My family tends to enjoy more fruit and less topping but I know that is a personal preference. I’m going to make a note in the recipe with your suggestion. Happy Camping, Kim

  2. This reminds me of a recipe that I made once with my family. But, I don’t recall ours having vanilla…I think that would really make it delish! I will give this a try very soon.

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      I absolutely LOVE cooking with my family. Hope your family enjoys this sweet treat as much as mine did!

  3. Wow, you girls sure are resourceful, that looks delish, almost makes me want to move so I can have some.

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      I’ll save you a piece, stop by next time you are camping!