Camp Fire Recipe: Apple Streusel Cobbler

My family and I always have a camping Oktoberfest.  We cook German dishes over the campfire but one problem I have always had is finding a simple dessert to fix.  After a lot of trial and error, I discovered this dish from another camper.  While they used cherry pie filling, I felt that apple was more appropriate for the season.  The only thing I would change would be to make two.  One cobbler would be for dinner.  The second cobbler would be saved for a treat to go along with bacon and eggs for breakfast.            

Camp Fire Recipe:  Apple Streusel Cobbler


Spray or liquid oil

21 ounces of apple pie filling

2 large eggs

14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup of butter

½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

Topping Ingredients

½ cup of firmly packed brown sugar

½ cup of all purpose flour

¼ cup of butter

½ cup of chopped nuts, optional

½ cup of oats



  1. Prepare the coals in the fire.
  2. Lightly grease a 10 inch Dutch oven with spray or liquid oil.
  3. Dump the apple pie filling into the Dutch oven and spread out.
  4. Put a grilling rack on top of the fire.
  5. Place a small saucepan on the grilling rack and melt a ¼ cup of butter.
  6. In a large bowl, beat eggs, and add the condensed sweetened milk along with the melted butter.  Mix.
  7. Pour the egg mixture on top of the apple pie filling layer.
  8. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour.  Using two forks cut in the ¼ cup of butter.
  9. Add the nuts and oats.  Mix.
  10. Top the egg mixture with the topping ingredients.
  11. Place the lid on and move the 10 inch Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  12. On the heat resistant surface, arrange 10 prepared coals in a circle.
  13. Place the Dutch oven on top of these coals.
  14. Arrange 14 prepared coals around the edge of the lid.
  15. Place 4 coals around the handle.
  16. Bake for 50 minutes. 
  17. After that time period has passed, check to see the doneness by running a knife through the center.  If it comes out clean and the ingredients are not moving, the cobbler is ready.
  18. Once the cobbler is ready, knock off the coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the circle of coals.

Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes prior to serving.