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Texas Peach Cobbler in a Dutch Oven

This Texas Peach Cobbler is made outside in a Dutch Oven and cooked over a campfire for a cowboy cobbler over in the coals.  This Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler is one of our most popular recipes.  Maybe it’s because we had so much fun making it or it’s everyone’s dream campfire recipe?   Or it’s all Texan?     Either way, it’s is amazing and we know you will love it.

Texas Peach Cobbler

A couple of weeks ago, my hubby and I had the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Texas with an old-time celebration on Windmill Square in our hometown of Pecos, Texas.
We were invited to demonstrate some old cowboy-style Dutch Oven Cooking by making enough Peach Cobblers to serve about 100 people.

If you have never seen or done any cowboy-style Dutch Oven cooking, it is amazing.  My hubby can throw a batch of biscuits in the dutch oven, add coals top and bottom and come out with the best ever, perfectly browned biscuits right there by the campfire.  They taste out of this world!
  I don’t have the room here to talk in-depth about the old Cowboy Style Chuck Wagon cooks of yesteryear but I will soon, I promise.  And we will be sharing more Dutch Oven Camping Recipes.
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My momma-in-law owns an original Texas Chuck Wagon and the family parked it on Windmill Square, and we turned it into our kitchen for the day.   Hubby tended the fire and I mixed up the peach filling and rolled out the dough.
Texas Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
My momma-in-law helping the hubby with the latticework for the top of the Texas Peach Cobbler.
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The Hubby has a metal table so it gets the dutch ovens up off the dirt and it’s easier for these ol’ backs to bend over to tend to the cobblers. And it would work great for any of your Dutch Oven Camping Recipes. There are also several kinds of lid lifters, a simple lid lifter and the deluxe one shown to the right of the dutch ovens.
Texas Peach Cobbler
This cowboy cobbler is perfectly browned and ready to serve with the state of Texas on top.  Many thanks and congratulations to my sweet hubby for helping with this post.  He is amazing with Dutch Oven Cooking and Dutch Oven Camping Recipes.

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Texas Peach Cobbler- Dutch Oven Camping Recipes

This Texas Peach Cobbler is made outside in a Dutch Oven and cooked over a campfire for a cowboy cobbler over in the coals.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
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Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cowboy cobbler, Dutchoven, DutchOvenCooking, Peach Cobbler, Texas Peach Cobbler
Servings: 10
Calories: 755kcal
Author: Evelyn


For the Crust:make 2 batches, one for top crust and one for the bottom. It will work better if you make this twice instead of doubling it



To Prepare the crust:

  • Add the flour to a large mixing bowl and cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles large crumbs. (a fork works also)
  • Add the egg, water, vinegar, and salt and stir until all ingredients are combined
  • Roll into ball and place in a large gallon size ziplock baggie
  • Roll out while it’s inside the bag until it reaches the sides and place flat in freezer
  • Repeat for the second crust

For the Filling:

  • Mix the drained peaches, with the sugars and cinnamon
  • Add the half and half and the melted butter and mix well
  • Set aside until you have crust ready

To Assemble:

  • Remove the crusts from the freezer and allow to thaw for about 15 minutes. 2. Roll out the first crust so it is at least as large as the bottom of the dutch oven
  • Lightly coat a 12-inch or 14-inch dutch oven with cooking oil and place the crust in the bottom and trim to fit
  • Pour in your filling
  • Roll out the second crust and cut into 1-inch strips using a pizza cutter
  • Lay the pie crust strips down in a criss-cross design
  • *Optional- use a Texas State cookie cutter and cut a design from the extra pie crust to add the great state of Texas to the top of the cobbler:)) Or you could use the design of your choice:))
  • Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl and using a pastry brush, paint the top of the cobbler completely
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and about 1/4 cup of white sugar

If Baking in the oven:

  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes uncovered. (check often during cooking since ovens vary)

If cooking outside:

  • Cover with the dutch oven lid.
  • If you are not experienced in outdoor cooking in a dutch oven you may get more predictable results using charcoal briquettes instead of coals from a campfire. Light half of a 5-pound bag of charcoal using a chimney starter. As soon as the briquettes start turning gray along the edges and corners, dump them onto dry ground or a steel table (See Pictures below)
  • Using a set of tongs, place 14 briquettes, evenly spaced, in an area more or less the size of the bottom of the dutch oven. Place the dutch oven on the coals. Place a ring of coals, with coals touching along the outer edge of the lid (about 19 or 20 coals). Place 6 to 7 additional coals in a circle around the lift handle in the center of the lid. (See Pictures below)
  • Now start your timer! Every 10 minutes gently lift and rotate the entire dutch oven counter clockwise a 1/4 turn and replace on the coals. Then turn the lid, without lifting it, 1/4 turn clockwise. Rotating your dutch oven in this manner eliminates “hot spots” and allows the food to cook more evenly
  • Continue rotating the lid/oven in opposite directions every 10 minutes for forty minutes then carefully lift the lid and check to see if the crust is beginning to brown. Re-check every 5 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  • When done, remove from the coals and carefully remove the lid!! Let cool for at least 5-10 minutes prior to serving


Calories: 755kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

Recipe Rating


Saturday 16th of July 2022

YUMMY. Dutch oven cooking the best. Yea Boy Scouts. Good cooking and eating.


Sunday 24th of May 2020

Delish!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is the very first dish we prepared in our new Dutch oven. This is the perfect recipe. We will definitely make this again and I look forward to having people over to share this with!


Saturday 2nd of June 2018

Thank you for the recipe! My husband and I loved it! Gonzales Family Fort Stockton, TX


Monday 4th of June 2018

Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed our cobbler. I noticed you're from Ft Stockton so I'm sure you are familiar with Pecos. Glad to meet someone in that part of the country. Hugs my Friend!


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

I made this in the oven for Thanksgiving and was a little nervous having never made a cobbler, not to mention crust. I used lard instead of shorting and it looked gorgeous when finished. I took it over to our friends at the dinner and was hoping it tasted as good as it looked. Though there was many sweets to choose from the cobbler was devoured in moments. I did warn everyone that it was not diet friendly and they loved it. Unfortunately I have to take everyone's word that it was delicious because I am diabetic but it is my new go to desert that everyone ask for. I'm cooking one in the dutch oven outside in the new year so wish me luck. My husband always raved about his grandmothers peach cobbler and he said this one was better so Yeaaaa

Thomas Venney

Monday 18th of December 2017