Deserts using a Dutch Oven is a great way to cook. This article will show you 4 easy dutch oven cherry deserts. Each of these recipes use simple to find, easy to pack ingredients.
The first Dutch Oven Cherry Desert requires:
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can cherry pie filling (she said you can use others)
1 box yellow cake mix (NOT the pudding style)
1 1/2 cups melted butter (I’m sure you could use less if wanted)
Start by pouring your crushed pineapple including the juice into the Dutch Oven (D.O.).
Now add the pie filling. Next pour DRY mix on top of the fruit and filling. Next melt 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) of butter. Pour over the dry cake mixture. Next bake at 350 degrees (about 10 coals on botton and 12-15 coals on top), and it will usually take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Take out when done and let cool before serving.
Here is a nice Cherry Desert from our European friends. Black Forest Cake in a Dutch Oven
To start with you will need to line a 12″ D.O. with heavy duty aluminum foil, this will reduce the clean up required.
Next using a box of Devil’s Food Cake, prepare the mix as per the instructions on the back of the box. Pour the prepared mix into your lined D.O..
Gently spoon the cherry pie filling ON TOP of the cake mixture. (DO NOT stir the pie filling into the cake mix.) Bake as you would a Cobbler. It should be done in about 30-35 minutes. Test with a toothpick or metal skewer. If the it is clean the cake is done; if the it is gooey with cake mix, let it bake longer.
When done, remove it from the coals and let it cool a few minutes. Server while warm with whipped cream or Cool Whip (if desired).
This desert is a Cobbler.
Open 2 cans of Cherry pie filling, put in a foil lined Dutch Oven, pour on top a white, yellow or spice cake mixture dry. Put on top of cake batter half a cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces & scatter around the dry cake mix. 10 coals on bottom of DO & 15 on top. Cook for about 45 minutes.
The last Dutch Oven Cherry Desert, before I have to raid the refrigerator, is for those on a diet. This is a reduced calorie favorite.
Start with a standard box of cake mix. Dutch Chocolate works very well. Do NOT mix according to the directions on the box. Mix in one can of reduced calorie cherry pie filling and a can of diet lemon-lime soda. Bake at 350 per the directions on the cake box. About 30-45 mins.
I hope you enjoy these recipes. They can be modified to work with almost any fruit mix. Apples and Peaches both are very good.