Last night, as the hubs and I were sitting around with our dear friends and neighbors partaking of a few beverages referred to commonly as Silver Bullets, we came up with the amazing idea to attempt a Dutch oven cobbler over the outdoor fire pit. Of course, we didn’t necessarily have all the suggested ingredients. So we made it up as we went and it went something like this:

2 cans of fruit – 1 peach and 1 pear
1 box of Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix
1 cup of Sprite
1 small box of yellow cake mix (9oz)

We put the fruit in the bottom without draining it. Next in a separate bowl, we mixed the sprite with the crumb cake mix and folded in half the cinnamon topping then added that to the pot. Then came the yellow cake mix, sprinkled evenly over the top of everything. Lastly we sprinkled on the leftover cinnamon topping.

Then we hung it over the fire pit on a piece of rebar and added a shovel full of coals to the top of the Dutch oven.

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Then came the waiting game. After just a few minutes we started to smell it… something akin to heaving rising up from the coals. We left the Dutch oven in the pit for about 40 min. Then it was time to taste our concoction!

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As you can see, it was pretty crispy on top… But once we spooned the black off if was actually really tasty! And dang out sweet tooths we ate quite a bit of it! I’d say next time we’ll have to cook it over a much cooler fire and put about half the coals on top.

This attempt was lots of fun and a definite success in shotgun girl cooking!

P.S. We’ve got a new addition to our little family! His name is Lucky and he is a six week old Beagle pup. Isn’t he just adorable! And already worming his way into our hearts and lives.

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Until next time,
~ Little Britches

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