Classic Campfire Cherry Cobbler Recipe

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Classic Campfire Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Nothing beats a delicious homemade Dutch oven cherry cobbler recipe that combines the sweet and sour taste of cherries mixed with milk and sugar. It’s an easy summer dessert cherry recipe that you can make in less than an hour because of the ready-made filling. Try making some campfire s’mores to pair with the fruity tartness of the fresh cherry cobbler recipe

Tips on Making a Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Fresh cherry recipes like this cherry cobbler recipe can be cooked in big batches since it uses Bisquick mix and a Dutch oven which is suitable for outdoor activities like camping. So, if you want some Bisquick dutch oven recipes, then we’ve got you covered with this delicious dessert. Make your outdoor getaway extra wonderful with this campfire cobbler dessert with delicious cherry filling. If you want to fully enjoy your outdoor dessert experience, take note of these tips on how to make your cherry cobbler even better:


  • Add fresh cherries into the mix. A canned cherry pie filling is convenient to use for this recipe. However, if you want a more fruity and fresh tart taste, then add some big and dark red pitted fresh cherries into the pie filling. 
  • Try cooking the canned or fresh cherries first before adding the Bisquick mixture. This gives them a nice and soft consistency and will make your cherry pie filling even smoother and sweeter to taste. 
  • Squeeze in some lemon juice in the cherry pie filling. Aside from adding a hint of citrus flavor, fresh lemon juice also helps with the thickening process of the filling. 
  • Try adding vanilla extract and almond extract in the pie filling for that subtle sweet and almond flavoring. It’s a complementary flavor that blends well with cherries. 
  • Top it with ice cream, fresh cherries, or crumb toppings. For the finishing touch, add in some vanilla ice cream on top of the crust. If you prefer something a little more guilt-free, top your cherry cobbler with fresh cherries for a fruity touch. Some leftover crumbs are also good as extra sweet toppings. 

How To Make Classic Campfire Cherry Cobbler

Whether it’s for the warm and sunny outdoors or cozy indoors, this cherry cobbler with pie filling will satisfy your sweet and tart cravings. It’s a quick and easy dessert recipe made special with fresh cherries!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 21 oz cherry pie filling, canned
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, optional
  • 2 cups Bisquick mix
  • cup milk
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the Bisquick mix, milk, white and brown sugar, and melted butter. Stir well and set aside.

  2. Spray the bottom and sides of a 4 or 5 quart Dutch oven.

  3. Add in the cherry pie filling on the bottom and spread evenly, then pour the Bisquick mixture on top.

  4. Cover the Dutch oven and place it directly on the coals of a campfire or place on a standing metal campfire grill over direct heat. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.

  5. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 10g
  • :
  • Calcium: 63mg
  • Calories: 233kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 146mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 321mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 250IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make a cobbler the night before?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time and bake it the next day for serving. Just make sure that it’s stored properly inside the fridge. Cover the uncooked cobbler with a plastic wrap before storing it. Then, when ready to serve, allow the cobbler to cool down to room temperature before continuing the baking process.

Why is my fruit cobbler gummy?

This is typical for any fruit-based cobbler desserts, and this recipe is no exception. If your cherry cobbler has a too gummy or runny filling, then it might be because of the canned cherry pie filling that has too much liquid in it. So make sure to drain out some of the juice as much as possible before adding it. Or you can use fresh pitted cherries so that it’s easier to control the amount of juice to use.

Can you freeze cherry cobbler?

Yes, you can freeze your cherry cobbler leftovers. It freezes well when it’s properly stored in an airtight container. Make sure to cover the cherry cobbler with a plastic wrap with at least two layers of plastic or foil, then place it inside the freezer. To serve, let the cherry cobbler thaw first overnight in the refrigerator then bring to room temperature. You can reheat it in a preheated 350 degrees F oven in an oven-safe baking dish for about 20 minutes, then serve.



If you’re wondering what to do with cherries that’s been in your fridge for so long, then try making your own homemade cherry cobbler with fresh cherries with this easy dessert recipe. From its warm and gooey cherry pie filling to its soft dough, you can enjoy its sweet and fruity flavor with the company of your friends or family.
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