Fresh And Simple Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

This is one of my dad’s favorite Dutch oven camping recipes because it is a blueberry extravaganza and this guy is a blueberry lover! I created this Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler to surprise him for his birthday camping trip and he enjoyed every spoonful … and, he was gracious enough to share with the rest of us!

Campfire Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl with a serving of blueberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream set on a large rock under a tree. A black cast iron camp Dutch oven containing the rest of the baked cobbler is set behind the bowl that is ready to be served.
Campfire Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler by CampingForFoodies

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How To Make This Easy Cast Iron Blueberry Cobbler

When you are making camping dessert recipes with fruit, it is easy to open a can of something but this recipe calls for FRESH blueberries … they are the star of the show and they make this sweet treat almost-gourmet … so … no substitutions allowed, please.

Step 1. Prepare and pre-heat your cooking equipment.

If you are making this campfire blueberry cobbler as one of our campfire recipes, you’ll need to get your fire going in order to bake with nice coals, or you can use charcoal briquettes if you desire a more consistent heat.

You will be baking this recipe at 350 degrees so get your Dutch oven preheated now, (25 total coals = 17 top / 8 bottom). If you are using a different sized oven, check our Dutch oven temperature chart to see how many coals you need.

If you prefer cooking with propane, you can also make this as one of our camp stove recipes so get your stove ready for cooking on a level surface along with your Dutch oven dome and heat diffuser plate.

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Step 2. Combine the filling. Make sure you wash the blueberries and remove any stems then combine them with some of the sugar and orange juice.

Step 3. Make the topping. This is a really simple … but totally flavorful topping! You just need to mix the butter, some of the sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Step 4. Add ingredients to pre-heated Dutch oven. You have a choice here … you can either bake this dessert right in your Dutch oven or use a liner. Here are tips on how to use Dutch oven liners. You’ll pour the blueberry mixture into the pre-heated Dutch oven then drop the topping over the filling mixture.

Step 5. Bake the cobbler dessert. The prep time on this recipe is quick but you will need a little patience for the baking time. It takes about 40-50 minutes to get the blueberries bubbly and the cobbler topping cooked through.

Camp Cooking Tip: When you are making Dutch oven baked goods, be sure to turn your oven during the cooking process to ensure even baking … every 10 – 15 minutes, turn the lid and the oven (in opposite directions) about 1/4 turn throughout the entire baking time.

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Step 6. Cool slightly and serve. Now it is time to remove this yummy camping blueberry cobbler from the heat and remove the lid. You’ll want to cool it slightly before you serve it warm.

This dessert tastes FANTASTIC without adding anything to it … but … if you want to add a bit of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream … go for it!


Similar Recipes

If you like this recipe, you’ll love this Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler that uses frozen mixed berries!

I make this simple Lemon Blueberry Campfire Dutch Baby for breakfast and dessert. You start by melting the butter in the bottom of the pan, then pour batter over the melted butter. Bake till puffy and golden brown. Then top with blueberries that have been macerating in lemon juice and lemon zest.

If you love fresh blueberries but want them for breakfast, try these Blueberry Lemon Dutch Oven Muffins!

I don’t recommend using blueberry pie filling in this blueberry cobbler recipe. If you want a super simple option, try making a dump cake. My Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake uses a box of yellow cake mix that is sprinkled over canned pie filling. If you like cherries, just replace the apple pie filling with cherry pie filling or any other fruit filling you desire.

We have more one pot camping meals that make awesome desserts as well as other options for breakfast and dinner.

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Campfire Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl with a serving of blueberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream set on a large rock under a tree. A black cast iron camp Dutch oven containing the rest of the baked cobbler is set behind the bowl that is ready to be served.

Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler Camping Recipe

Camping For Foodies Dessert Camping Recipes: This Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler Camping Recipe is the perfect dessert when fresh blueberries are in season.
4.60 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Kim Hanna

Ingredients

Blueberry Mixture

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries cleaned and stems removed (or frozen, defrosted blueberries drained of any liquid)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice

Cobbler Topping (see ** Note)

  • 1/2 cup salted butter cold and cut into small cubes (about 1/4 inch)
  • 3/4 cup sugar*
  • 1 cup all purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder*
  • Pinch of salt*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For Serving

  • Fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream optional

Instructions

  • Ingredients marked with * can be pre-measured and mixed at home.
  • In a non-reactive large bowl, combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar and orange juice, tossing gently to mix and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the butter, 3/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla, then set aside.
  • Preheat a 12 inch cast iron Dutch oven to bake at 350 degrees (25 total coals = 17 top / 8 bottom). (see *** Note)
  • Pour the blueberry mixture into the pre-heated Dutch oven.
  • Drop the topping on top of the berries, about 1 tablespoon each and scatter them evenly over the berries.
  • Bake at 350 degrees covered until the berries are bubbly and the cobbler is cooked through … this will take approximately 40 – 50 minutes. Make sure you turn the oven and lid in opposite directions about 1/4 turn every 15 minutes or so for even baking.
  • Remove the Dutch oven from the coals, uncover it and let this yummy camping blueberry cobbler cool slightly before serving it.
  • This cobbler is really tasty as it is but you can also add a dollop of fresh whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it extra special.

Notes

*NOTE: Ingredients marked with * can be pre-measured and mixed at home.
**NOTE: This recipe is heavy on blueberries and light on topping. If you prefer a thicker topping, double the cobbler ingredients.
***NOTE: If you are using a different sized oven, check our Dutch oven temperature chart to see how many coals you need. https://www.campingforfoodies.com/dutch-oven-temperature-chart/

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 457IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I love the how easy it will be to make a blueberry cobbler in my Dutch oven. Were heading on a camping trip in the upcoming weeks so I can try this delicious recipe!! My family will love this dessert after a long day of hiking and fishing!!

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      Hi Alex! Have a safe and fun camping trip! And, enjoy the hiking, fishing and blueberry cobbler! Happy Camping, Kim