Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Camper's Crumble

      Next to a dump cake, here's just about the easiest dutch oven dessert you'll ever make.  Mix a package of oatmeal cookie mix (I used Betty Crocker) with a stick of melted butter then sprinkle over canned apple pie filling in your dutch oven.  The top bakes into a crispy, crunchy oatmeal crust over the bubbling fruit.  I made this in my 10 inch oven with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom and 20 briquettes on the lid, in 20 minutes it was hot and golden.  If you decide to try this in your 12 inch oven use one package of cookie mix with three cans of pie filling and in your 14 inch oven, double everything.  If you're cooking for two, use half the amounts in your 8 inch oven.  Use any flavor pie filling and add cinnamon or nuts to the cookie mix if you want to dress it up a bit.  No measuring required and if you don't feel like melting the butter, just soften it and mix the topping with your fingers.  With very little effort you can enjoy this sweet and simple dessert around the campfire.

Camper's Crumble
1 16 oz. package of oatmeal cookie mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 21 oz. cans apple pie filling

     Lightly oil or spray 10 inch dutch oven.
     Spread pie filling in bottom of prepared oven.
     In medium bowl, combine cookie mix with melted butter.
     Sprinkle cookie batter evenly over pie filling.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and topping is brown and golden.
     Makes 6 servings.

All you need are three ingredients

Combine cookie mix with butter

Sprinkle over fruit filling

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees

Tuck this away in your camping recipe file


  1. Hi, I just found your blog and it's great! I'm new to dutch oven cooking so I appreciate all of your recipes. Can I receive your posts via email? Thanks, Laurie

    1. Hi Laurie, than you for your nice comments, I'm sorry but I don't send any notifications out via email, afraid I'm not very tech savvy. Thanks for stopping by! Liddy

  2. I know this was posted long ago, but my scout used this as one of his final cooking desserts for the Cooking Merit Badge. It was such a hit, he was asked to help make it again at this years Thanksgiving feast for the troop. :)

  3. hi can you make this with apples also?

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