I really love cooking in my 8 inch dutch oven, not only is it lighter to carry, uses fewer coals and is easier to clean but I am always amazed by how efficiently it bakes for it's smaller size. To honor the Father of our Country's birthday I decided to bake a scaled back version of a cherry cobbler/dump cake. Oil your oven well, dump in the pie filling, sprinkle with the cake mix, pour over the soda, pat with butter and bake. I placed 8 coals in a ring around the base of the oven, 10 coals around the rim of the lid and two in the center. In about 40 minutes the cherries were bubbling away and the cake was puffy and golden. Celebrate George Washington's big day with this sweet and classic dutch oven dessert.
Cherry Cobbler for Two
1 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
1 9 oz. package yellow cake mix (I used Jiffy brand)
3/4 cup raspberry ginger ale
3-4 Tblsp butter, cut into 7 or 8 slices
Lightly oil or spray 8 inch dutch oven.
Spread pie filling in prepared oven.
Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pie filling.
Pour ginger ale over cake mix, covering completely.
Dot with butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until top is lightly browned and pie filling is bubbling.
Makes 2 to 4 servings.
|Layer pie filling, cake mix, raspberry ginger ale and butter in dutch oven|