Monday, June 1, 2015

Dutch Oven Blackberry Cobbler
















Summer is officially here, and that can only mean one thing. Camping! Whether it's a quick overnight trip on the weekends or a grand, week-long hike into the wilderness, nothing beats the Great Outdoors. Even better, nothing beats delicious, mouth watering camp-side meals!

By far my favorite camping dish would have to be cobbler. No matter what fruit you're using, it just isn't camping without a slice of warm cobbler by the fireside. What makes this dish even better, though, is when it's cooked up in a traditional, cast-iron beauty, the Dutch Oven. I mean, seriously, is there any better way to enjoy cobbler?

Today we decided to help you get into that camping mood by whipping up some delicious cobbler. But this isn't your Grandpa's traditional cobbler! Made with our Freeze Dried Blackberries and our Yellow White Cake Mix, this dish is sure to get you excited for camping season, or maybe even just a summertime dessert at home. We made our meal in our Dutch Oven at home, with cooking instructions for the oven, but you can easily bake this up with a few charcoal briquettes by the fireside. Either way, we know you're going to enjoy our Dutch Oven Blackberry Cobbler!

Ingredients:
3 cups Honeyville Yellow White Cake Mix
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup Butter, melted
3 Eggs
1 1/4 cup Water
5 cups Honeyville Freeze Dried Blackberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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In a large bowl, combine cake mix, yogurt, butter, eggs, and water, and whisk together until a thin, smooth batter forms.

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Next, re-hydrate your blackberries by soaking in water until soft. The blackberries re-hydrate fairly quickly, so I'd suggest adding about 1/4 cup water, then just stirring until they are soft. You shouldn't have to drain any excess liquid.

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Prepare your Dutch Oven by greasing with butter. We used a 4 quart Dutch Oven.

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Pour re-hydrated blackberries in to the Dutch Oven.

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Next, pour cake batter over the top of the blackberries.

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Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove lid and back for another 5 minutes. (If baking traditional style with charcoal, bake time will probably only take half as long. Just make sure you're rotating the lid and the bottom to get an even bake.)

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Remove, slice, and serve warm.

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This is not your traditional cobbler! The cake bakes up light, fluffy, and full of flavor and texture. The blackberries give the perfect amount of sweetness and tangy, tongue smacking flavor, and are perfect with the soft, sponge-like texture of the cake. Top with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or Insta-Whip, for added flavor and presentation.

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Yes, camping season is officially here, and whether you head off to the mountains or not, one thing is for sure. You'll absolutely love this cobbler!

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