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David Copperfield Cobbler (archive recipe) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
John Allison m/v Traveling Star

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Two (2) large cans of fruit (or 4 small cans of fruit)
Two (2) cheap yellow cake mixes
Two (2) sticks of real butter
Cinnamon

Fruit Suggestions:
Peach is always popular
Cherry / Pineapple (with canned cherries, NOT cherry pie filling - expensive)

Directions:
Directions:
Line a 12" cast iron Dutch oven with heavy duty foil to minimize clean up. (Burned cobbler on the bottom of a Dutch oven is similar to black concrete.) Pour 1 large can of your favorite fruit in the Dutch oven and spread it out over the bottom. (I prefer fruit in lite syrup. If you use fruit in heavy syrup it will be extremely sweet.) Next, pour 1 box of cheap yellow cake mix and spread it out over the fruit. Cut 1 stick of real butter into small pats and distribute in an equal pattern over the cake mix. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Repeat the process for the second layer. If you happen to be doing this with young scouts, I do not recommend eating any of the cobbler. They usually spread the ingredients with their hands and we all know where those hands have been.
Using charcoal briquettes, place seventeen (17) briquettes on the top of the Dutch oven and eight (8) briquettes on the bottom.
Bake for 40-60 minutes, replacing expired briquettes as necessary. Do not open and check the cobbler until you can smell the sweet aroma in the air.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I was a Scoutmaster in the "World Famous Troop 75" for about 10 years. I told new joining Scouts that I could make "David Copperfield Cobbler". The reason it was "David Copperfield Cobbler" is that it was magic and I could make it with no hands. Once setting out all of the ingredients, I usually assumed my position in the Scoutmasters hammock. Using only my right index finger for direction, I issued the instructions above. This is also a favorite around the campfire at the pasture at Double Bayou. This archive recipe recovered by John Allison.

 

 

 

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