Mountain pies are the best for camping! Try this variation for
- Pie Crust
- Canned Pie Filling
- Cooking Spray
Cut enough pie crust to make several pies and place waxed paper
between the crusts. Place in a gallon zip lock bag keeping them ref.
Spray pie iron with Pam Cooking Spray and place a crust on each
side. Fill with your favorite pie filling close the iron and trim
the crust on the outside. Bake over hot coals laying on a grill that
is about 5-6" above the coals. Watch carefully, check often and turn
as needed, cooked in about 10-15 minutes at the most.
- 1 Package Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
- Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture
Coat the pie irons with vegetable oil (you can use butter or
margarine but the pies usually stick to the irons). Unroll the
crescent roll dough and fill each half of the pie iron (1 package of
dough will make 2 pies). Butter each piece of dough, pour a generous
amount of cinnamon/sugar mixture onto 1 half and close the irons.
Cook over the fire, turning frequently until golden brown. They
usually cook in less than 10 minutes.
Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches
- Sliced Bread
- Hershey's Chocolate bar - (can be Milk Chocolate or Dark)
- Margarine or butter
Bring out the camp pie iron. Use two slices of bread for each
sandwich. Butter one side of each slice. The butter side will face
out! Top the first slice with a chocolate bar broken in 1/2. Place
the other side of bread on, butter side up! Place in pie iron and
onto coals of Fire. Cook until bread is toasted.
Grilled Salmon Sandwich
- 1 Can of Salmon (or Tuna)
- Onion Powder or however you make tuna salad
- 8 Slices of Bread (I use wheat)
- 4 or 5 Eggs, scrambled
Make salmon/tuna salad, spread on bread to make like a sandwich.
Melt a tab of butter in pan, dip sandwich in eggs and place in pan.
Cook like french toast.
- Slices of Bread
- Two or three tablespoons of your favorite pie filling
- Two tablespoons cheesecake
Roast and Enjoy!
Hot Meat and Cheese Sandwiches
- 2 Slices of buttered bread.
- 1 slice of cheese (American slices or Swiss)
- 1 or 2 slices of meat (ham, turkey, roast beef)
Using your pie iron, place bread inside buttered side out. Put in
meat and cheese. Close and cook over fire pit, until toasted brown!
Iced Pie Dessert
- 2 Slices Bread
- Canned Apples, Blueberries, or Cherries
- Canned Icing
Just slap some fruit on your bread, butter both sides of course,
cook over your fire and top with the canned icing ... enjoy!
Mountain Pie Burrito
- Prepared Taco Meat
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Burrito Size Tortillas
- Optional: Grilled Onions, Bell Peppers
At home prepare taco meat. Put in zip-lock bags and place in camping
cooler. You can also sauté some onions and bell peppers and put in
zip-lock bags too. At camp: Place a large tortilla on the pie iron.
The tortilla will cover both sides of the open pie iron. You will
place your ingredients on one side only! Fill with 2 tbs. of taco
meat, a spoon of salsa, cheddar cheese and a few onions and peppers.
Don't fill too full! Fold the burrito in half and fold in the edges
to make a square packet. Close the pie iron and cook for about 3
minutes on each side. Check to make sure you don't burn it! When the
tortilla is golden brown it's done!
Peanut Butter Cup Melt
- Two Slices Bread
- Peanut Butter
- Hershey's Chocolate Bar or Morsels
Butter two slices of bread and place them butter side down in your
pie iron. Spread desired amount of peanut butter on both slices of
bread in pie iron. Sprinkle broken chocolate pieces or morsels on
top of peanut butter. Close pie iron and bake until golden brown.
Perfect Pie Iron Pizza
- 1 Canister of Pillsbury Croissant Dough
- Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Onions, Etc.
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
You should use a pie iron that breaks down into two pieces. Spray
non-stick cooking spray onto one half of the pie iron. Take two
sections (making one square) of the raw croissant dough and cover
the bottom of the pie iron. Add sauce and cheese (and any other
topping) as desired. Lay pie iron on hot coals "open faced" for
about 5 minutes. Dough will rise and cheese will melt making the
perfect pie iron pizza!
Pie Iron Reubens
- 2 Slices Rye Bread, outside buttered
- 1 Slice Swiss Cheese
- 2-3 Slices Corned Beef
- 2-3 Spoonfuls Sauerkraut (don't forget the can opener!)
- 1-2 Spoonfuls 1000 Island Dressing
Assemble and toast over the campfire.
Pie Iron Sloppy Joes
- 1 Lb. Ground Beef
- 1 Can Sloppy Joe Mix
Prepare Sloppy Joe mix and ground beef at home and store in plastic
container or zip-lock bags and put in cooler. When ready to cook,
butter both slices of bread, add cheese of your choice and sloppy
joe mixture. Cook over campfire until toasty and warm.
Sausage & Egg Muffins
- 1 Lb. Sausage - formed into patties
- 8-10 Eggs - scrambled
- 2 Tbsp. Milk
- 1/2 C. Cheese
- Butter or Vegetable Spray (butter tastes better!)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Pkg. English Muffins - split in half
Butter or spray side of muffin, put butter side toward iron, then
start to layer ingredients: sausage patty, a little egg (it will run
but set when cooked) sprinkle with cheese and top with other muffin
that has been buttered too! Cook over campfire until sausage and egg
Sunny Peach Sandwich
- 2 Slices Buttered White Bread
- 1 Canned Peach Half
- 1 Marshmallow
- Powdered Sugar
Place one slice of bread buttered side down on one side of the iron,
then a peach half with the marshmallow in the hollow. Now put the
other slice of bread on top with the butter side facing up. Close
the iron and toast over the fire. When your sandwich is toasted just
right remove from the iron and dust with powder sugar.
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
- 2 Pieces of Bread
- 1 Banana
- Peanut Butter
- Margarine or Butter
- 1 or 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
Spread peanut butter to desired depth on bread. Slick bananas enough
to cover peanut butter and then stick them in the peanut butter.
Sprinkle bananas with brown sugar. Place together and butter outside
of bread. Place in the pie iron and cook until golden brown, but not
too long - the peanut butter will be runny.
Spread peanut butter on 2
slices of bread. Add one large marshmallow and one chocolate bar
square between buttered bread slices. Toast pie iron until bread is
Prepare cornbread mix according to direction on package. Into a well
greased cooker, fill cavity about one third with mix. Close, latch
handles and bake over very low heat until done.
Place sliced potatoes in cooker, add butter, salt and pepper (to
taste) and close. Grill on both sides over low heat.
Hot Ham and
Place slice of bread, buttered side down, into cooker. Place slice
of ham and slice of cheese on bread. Add Dijon mustard and cover
with remaining slice of bread, buttered side up. Close cooker, latch
handles and grill to golden brown.
Place one piece of pie dough loosely in cooker cavity, buttered side
down. Add cubed, cooked beef, cooked potato slices, onions and
pepper. Cover with remaining piece of pie crust, buttered side up.
Close grill and latch handles. Bake for approximately 5 minutes.
Fill whole wheat bread with sliced tomatoes, crisp bacon, lettuce
and mayonnaise. Toast sandwich for 3 to 4 minutes in pie iron.
Open cooker and use as two skillets, place one egg in each side of
cooker. Use cooker in closed position for scrambled eggs; add onion,
cheese, pepper, and mushrooms for omelettes.
Dip 2 bread slices into egg batter, place both slices into cooker,
placing strawberry jam between bread slices. Toast until browned.
Place thinly sliced sweet Spanish onions (or Vandalia onions) into
cooker cavity. Add a little celery, salt, parsley and a splash of
white wine or beer. Close cooker and grill until onions are soft.
Spread inside of buns with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt and
paprika. Turn each bun inside out and place into cooker cavity.
Grill until golden brown.
Check out this cookbook!!
I purchased this Pie Iron Recipes cookbook for a friend of mine
and purchased his first pie iron for him and if you can get your
hands on this book, it is wonderful to have along while camping.
Make sure to check it over before you head into the woods, so you
have all the ingredients when you are out camping. I purchased his
cookbook at Campers Village.