One of my favorite camping desserts is dutch oven cobbler. And thankfully a few months ago we got a dutch oven for ourselves, as you can read here. A sad fact that I just realized is that we have actually never made cobbler while we've been camping, though we thankfully have made it a couple of times from our front porch, while enjoying the beautiful summer evening weather.
Everyone around me has been saying how excited they are for the weather to cool off, and for it to be fall. And don't get me wrong, I love fall. I love wearing boots and scarves. I love the colors of the changing leaves. I love eating pies, soups and other warm foods. But, still, I am not ready for fall.
I just love summer too much.
I love summer because we can take a few days of work and go on vacations. I love summer because its hot. I love going to the pool or the lake, and attempting to tan and swimming with the pup. I love going camping on the weekends. But most of all I love summer evenings. The temperature of summer evenings is so astounding to me, and I really don't think it can be beaten. It may be my favorite time of year/day, ever.
And although this scrumptious dessert slightly heats up kitchen, due to the use of the stove. Its completely worth it. And its a perfect dessert to have on a summer evening. Or any time of the year.
And if you really brave (okay, so its not bravery, its easy too) get your own dutch oven. And enjoy a cool summer evening on your porch making some delicious peach or pineapple cobbler.**
**You can follow this same recipe with a dutch oven just increasing the amounts of each ingredient used.
Personal Pineapple Cobbler
8 pieces of pineapple chunks
a heaping 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
1/2 TBS butter
Yield: one personal 4oz cobbler. (Copy amounts used to make more)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (A toaster oven might be a cooler substitute, if you don't want to heat the whole kitchen)
2. Cut pineapple chunks in half to make them easier for eating.
3. Put chunks in the bottom of your 4 oz ramekin.
4. Cover pineapple pieces with pineapple juice.
5. Pour cake batter on top of pineapple pieces. Spreading evenly.
6. If there is space in your ramekin add more cake batter.
7. Cut the butter into tiny pieces and place pieces evenly over the top of your cake batter.
8. Bake for 30 minutes.
9. Enjoy with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
I was craving something sweet, and since I had pineapple left over from another recipe, I decided I'd make myself a miniature cobbler. It was absolutely perfect. I really did only make enough for myself to eat though, but like I said, this is one of the easiest recipes ever, so you could make a lot more for others if you'd like a quick and delicious evening treat.
This was so good I made myself the same dessert two nights in a row, and I might make it for myself again tonight. Yum Yum.
What is your favorite part of summer?