Thursday, August 15, 2013

Camp Pie..Dutch Oven Style

Since we are vacationing for a week on the shores of Gouldsboro Bay on the back doorstoop of Acadia National Park, it was decided to take advantage of the one of the two most noted and beloved gifts of nature that the area has to offer. Of course I speak about lobster and wild blueberries. It is the latter that this post will deal with..

Nothing beats camp food. Whether it be a grilled steak, or a pot of beans or roasted potato or biscuits or...  

Dutch Oven Blueberry Pie prepared by my Downeast Gal..Pat

Step 1
Find an appropriate spot for your set up. In this case it was the red granite ledge in front of the cottage and on the shore of the bay. 

Start some charcoal briquettes and arrange them in a single layer over which the Dutch Oven will be positioned.

And don't forget to place the pie in the oven. 
On goes the lid with more briquettes on top.
On the side of your fire pit you should have a separated section devoted to replacement briquettes ready for action as the others burn out on the top and under the oven.
Eventually having the lid completely covered with ash and the live briquettes..
Bake the pie until the crust is brown and the blueberries are yummy, sweet, blue bubbling stew of delicious Maine goodness. About an hour. Then remove from the heat and let the cast iron pot continue to do it's thing..
Sweep the ashes of the lid , serve and enjoy!
Now where is that lobster????


  1. That looks delicious. Can you mail me one.

    1. It was awesome Alan and I would Express a piece to you if there was even one left..The pie didn't live through the night! As always..I really appreciate your comment my friend..

  2. Wow, that takes some talent. It sure looks yummy!

    1. Thanks Howard and yes it was truly yummy! Can't beat those wild blueberries! Appreciate your comment..

  3. Let me tell you, this is old school cooking at it's best. I want even ask you how old this thing was? Great Post!

    1. Thanks Bill. We really enjoy camp cooking. Learning about it more and more all the time.