I love cranberries! During the short season in which they are available, I buy a lot of them. I love using them in both sweet and savory dishes. I always have a dish or two on the Thanksgiving table with fresh cranberry in it. It is usually Fresh Cranberry Relish and some kind of roasted vegetables. Over the weekend, I experimented with a bag of cranberries and came out with a hit. Enjoy this Cranberry Apple Dump Cake made in the Dutch oven.
Dutch Oven Cranberry Apple Dump Cake Recipe
Like many of the recipes I made, this recipe calls for simple ingredients. You need fresh cranberries, Granny Smith apples, lemon juice, sugar, apple juice, a yellow cake mix, butter, and pecans.
Prepare charcoal for the Dutch oven
. We find that using a charcoal chimney or small grill works best for this. While the charcoal is burning, chop the apples and butter. Mix the chopped apples, cranberries, sugar, and apple juice in a bowl. Line the Dutch oven with a liner. Grab them here or use this tutorial to make your own.
Pour the cranberry apple mixture into the Dutch oven. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the top. Layer that with the sliced up butter. Sprinkle the pecans on top of the butter. You can chop the pecans or leave them whole.
Place the lid on the Dutch oven. Place approximately 8 charcoal briquettes in a small circle on the group or in a foil pan. A foil pan is great if you need to move the Dutch oven. Place a dozen or so briquettes on the lid of the Dutch oven.
Bake for 35-50 minutes. Ours was perfect at 45 minutes, although the pecans were starting to burn. I believe we put too much charcoal on top.