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Campfire Cobbler

Campfire Cobbler
Nicole Spiridakis for NPR /

Make this when you don't have far to hike in or are "car camping." You may pre-mix the dry ingredients and add the butter when you're ready to cook the fruit.

Makes 8 servings

For the filling

1 cup blueberries

3 nectarines, sliced

2 plums, sliced

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 to 1 cup sugar, depending on fruit's sweetness

For the biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

2 cups buttermilk

At home: Mix together the dry ingredients, except sugar, and place in a bag. Pack sugar separately. Measure out the buttermilk and transfer to a small container.

In camp: Set up the fire and place a grill about 4 inches above the flame. Cut the fruit into chunks and toss with the sugar. Add the fruit to a heavy, cast-iron 5-quart Dutch oven or a deep cast-iron skillet.

For the biscuits, place the pre-mixed dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is the size of small peas. Stir in the buttermilk, just until the batter comes together.

Drop dollops of the dough in an even layer over the fruit. Cover the Dutch oven and put the cobbler on the grill. Cook until the biscuits are cooked all the way through, about 30 to 45 minutes.

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