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The Best Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler is super easy, quick, and can be made in your oven or out camping. It's flavor, ease, and minimal dishes make it the best peach cobbler recipe. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Rebecca


  • can opener
  • 12 in Cast Iron Skillet OR 4-6 qt Dutch Oven
  • knife
  • cutting board


  • 2 29 oz cans of peaches, in peach juice drain juice from 1 of the cans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons)
  • ice cream or whipped cream (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, or prepare coals in firepit. Spray dutch oven or cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
  • Dump two 29 oz cans of peaches (with 1/2 of the total juice drained) into skillet. Sprinkle (2T) brown sugar and (1 t) cinnamon evenly over peaches. (there will still be a lot of juice in pan, but the juice will be absorbed by the cake mix). 
  • Sprinkle 1 box dry yellow cake mix over peaches. Spread out evenly. Thinly slice (1/2 stick) butter, and distribute butter slices on top of cake mix.
  • Cover if cooking over fire, can bake without a lid (that's what I do). Cook for 60 minutes, or up to 90 depending on campfire temperature. Top should be golden brown and peach juices bubbly.
  • Remove and serve immediately. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired. 


  • I love using canned peaches because 1. fresh peaches out of season are NO GOOD! I'm a peach snob. and 2. you'll get lots of great juices and 3. they're way less expensive
  • Drain juice from one of the two 29 oz cans of peaches. That way it'll still be ooey & gooey, but not watery.
  • Save the juice to flavor yogurt, smoothies, ice cream, or anything else that peaches would go well with. Love using fruit as a sweetener because of the added flavor and nutrients.
  • Use peaches packed in their own juices. They taste extra peachy (instead of extra sweet) and are just delicious.