Cobblers are so good! And simple! And good! Peaches and blueberries are in season during prime camping time and so they make the prefect base for this cobbler. Add a sweet, oaty top and it makes a great dessert, camping or otherwise.
To save some room, the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon for the filling and the flour, oats, sugar and salt for the topping can be premixed and stored in separate containers until ready to use. No point in lugging a 5 kg bag of flour outside if you don’t have to. It also makes assembling the cobbler much easier, especially if it’s getting dark and you’re making this by headlamp, like me.
When it comes time to make this glorious creation, get your coals nice and hot and place the dutch oven over top.
Chop up your peaches and add them along with the blueberries, filling mix, lemon juice and vanilla to the oven. Give them a quick stir to ensure everything is evenly coated. Cover it with the topping mixture and spread the butter chunks evenly across the surface.
Cover and add more coals to the lid. Allow to cook for 30-40 minutes. Rotate the oven a quarter turn and the lid a quarter turn the opposite way every 10-15 min to avoid hot spots.
The filling should be gooey and the topping browned and possibly absorbed into the goo. If there’s any raw bits stir it enough to get some juice into the topping.
Spoon it out and top with whipped cream. Enjoy around the campfire!