29 April 2011

Camping and outdoor cooking

With summer comes camping, and with camping comes, cooking out doors. And since I am a fan of cast iron cooking I would like to share some of our favorite camping meals. (With practice, you too will be able to pull these simple meals off)

Almost Pumpkin Pie~one of the easier dutch oven recipes
Filling:
1 29 oz. can pumpkin
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
1 C. sugar
1/2 teas. salt
1 teas. vanilla
1 C. evaporated milk

Topping:
1 package yellow cake mix
1 C. chopped pecans
1 C. butter

Mix together all filling ingredients. Pour into greased 12 inch dutch oven. Cut butter into cake mix with pastry blender, then mix in nuts. Sprinkle over top. Bake for 1 hour with 8 charcoal briquettes on the bottom and 16 on top. Serve alone, with ice cream or whipped cream, or even when it is cool. It makes a wonderful dish for breakfast.

4 comments:

The Pauls' Family said...

That sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

Lady Rose said...

Sounds good. Just wondering - have you ever made this in your kitchen at home? If so, how did you go about the baking process?

-L. Rose

Jennifer said...

Yum. Have you ever tried the dessert where you use a cake mix, butter, and a can of pie filling? I can't remember what it is called right now. But it is delicious.

The Mayo Family said...

Tricia,
Thanks we are going camping at the end of May...
(providing there is no snow) ;)
And we are doing a "dessert Contest"...so I will consider this. Have any others to share? The dessert must be made there at camp!
Let me know...
Blessings~
~Lori

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