Dutch oven cooking is a fun way to create food and desserts gourmet style. This particular Rving Adventure lead us to Horse Creek Campground for 5 days of Hiking, biking and campfire cooking with great friends.
Since half of our friends and family tend to be gluten free I came up with this delicious gluten free fruit cobbler. I decided instead of using my oven in the RV, I would cook it on the campfire in a cast iron pot. IT’S EASY, FUN AND DELICIOUS!!! 🍏
In a medium bowl add:
4 cups of FRUIT– can be sliced apples, apples and blueberries, mixed fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc) I personally add 1 cup rhubarb to any of the above fruit mixtures, Yum.
To the fruit mixture mix in-
1 Tablespoon Tapioca
2 Tablespoons sugar free raspberry jam (I prefer Trader Joe’s)
1 Tablespoon Honey (more if you like it sweeter) also can use Stevia, Agave etc
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
Stir together gently and place in a deep dish pan, 8 x 8 inch casserole dish or any ovenproof dish you prefer- pour into chosen pan. Set aside. If cooking in a conventional oven set oven at 350 degrees.
If cast iron cooking I used a 12 inch dutch oven and placed 8 coales on the bottom and 12 to 14 coales on the top. This particular time I used a dutch oven liner which really helped with clean-up as we were dry camping with limited water, either way it turned out perfect.
In a medium bowl add: 🥘
1 Cup Oatmeal
1/4 Cup chopped nuts ) I prefer pecans) almonds are good also
2 Tablespoons gluten free rice flour (can use gluten free baking mix)
If you are not gluten free I use 100% whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
Optional but yummy is to add 1 to 2 tablespoons flaked coconut to topping mixture
Stir above ingredients together mix in the butter or olive oil until crumbly
2 Tablespoons Butter (melted) or 2 Tablespoons Olive OIL (We prefer the olive oil for health reasons , I’ve made it both ways and really can’t tell the diff). Try it both way and see what you think.
Sprinkle topping over your fruit mixture, spreading evenly- place in preheated oven and bake until golden brown and bubbly approx for 30 to 40 minutes. We live at 6 thousand feet so my cobbler takes a little longer in Bend, Oregon. 350 Degrees
Now the Cast Iron Pot over the campfire cooking method:
The method is the same as a conventional oven the only difference is If cast iron cooking I used a 12 inch dutch oven and placed 8 coales on the bottom and 12 to 14 on the top. This time it took about 40 minutes at 1500 feet elevation to cook to perfection. Just peek at the last 15 minutes to check if its bubbly and browning nicely.
Now the unhealthy part, really good with vanilla bean ice cream (Per jeff) and or whipping cream, just a suggestion.
CHEERS FROM LIZ UNTIL NEXT TIME♥♥♥♥
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