On Wednesday night, I hosted a Dutch Oven Dinner for 15 of us. It was only my second use of the “pots” since I moved here to Savannah, but everyone loved the dinner and we had a good time. I fixed a pot of ribs, another of potatoes, onions and bacon, and a peach cobbler. I improvised on an old recipe for peach cobbler and it turned out great and since I was using canned peaches verses pie filling, it cost a lot less (and the bourbon and pecans gave it a wonderful flavor.
My old recipe (for a 10 inch pot):
- Rub ½ stick of butter on the inside of the pot
- 2 cans of peach pie filling
- Top with yellow cake mix
- Cut up a stick of butter and put it on top
- Cook 35 minutes, the juice will bubble up and cook the cake mix.
My new recipe (for a 12 inch pot):
- ½ stick of butter rubbed into the inside of the pot
- Mix together: 3 28 cans of peaches (mostly drained). Add ½ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of corn starch and an ounce of bourbon. When finished, pour into the pot
- Chop up a cup of pecans and soak for 30 minutes in bourbon
- Mix pecans and a cake mix together and spread over the peach mix
- Sprinkle ½ of chopped butter on top
- Bake in a medium fire (dozen coals under and over) for 30 minutes
- Serve with ice cream
Now, when the peaches start coming in, I’ll have to try this with real peaches (and maybe some blueberries). I am sorry I didn't take a photo of the cobbler when finished, but it was gone before I had a chance!
|Two of my pots after cleaning|
along with a small collection of "fallen soldiers" waiting for recycling