Camp Fire Recipe: Apple and Raspberry Cookie Cobbler

My grandmother always said the best part of every meal is dessert.  While I do agree, I do tend to only have sweets for special occasions.  Having said that I limit my sweets, this dish does give me some justification when it comes to camp meal planning.  Yes, I know it is full of sugar but the raspberries do add an element of fiber due to the seeds.  Well, at least that is what I tell myself as I sit down and enjoy a piping hot bowl of cobbler.

Below is a simple recipe that utilizes a unique ingredient and that is cookie dough.  If you do not like apples and/or raspberries, do not hesitate to substitute other fruits.  The key is to use one canned and one fresh fruit. 

Camp Fire Recipe:  Apple and Raspberry Cookie Cobbler


Spray or liquid oil

2 21 ounce cans of apple pie filling

12 to 14 ounce bag of unsweetened frozen raspberries or 3 cups of fresh raspberries

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

16.5 ounce roll of refrigerator sugar cookie dough that is at room temperature

1 cup of quick cooking oats



  1. Prepare the coals by first building a fire.
  2. Grease the inside of a 12 inch Dutch oven with liquid or spray oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the apple pie filling, raspberries, and ¼ cup of granulated sugar. 
  4. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom of the 12 inch Dutch oven.
  5. In a medium bowl, take the thawed sugar cookie dough and break up into small pieces.
  6. Add the quick cooking oats to the cookie dough and mix.
  7. Sprinkle the oat and cookie dough mixture on top of the fruit layer.
  8. Top this layer with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.
  9. Place the lid on the 12 inch Dutch oven and move to a heat resistant surface.
  10. On the heat resistant surface, arrange 12 prepared coals in a circle.
  11. Put the 12 inch Dutch oven on top of these coals.
  12. Position 24 prepared coals on the lid of the Dutch oven.
  13. Cook for 55 minutes.
  14. Serve.

Yes, this dish is wonderful just the way it is but why not get the kids involved.  What I mean by this is why not top this dish with some ice cream.  While you may not want to try to keep ice cream cold while at camp, consider having the kids make “kick the can or throw the bag” ice cream.  It will not only keep them occupied while the cobbler is cooking but it will also teach them the art of ice cream making.