A few years ago when Jordan and I were dating, I went camping with him and his family (Okay, so maybe it’s been over a decade! Time flies!). It was there that I was introduced to mountain pies, and I’ve been hooked every since =). Mountain pies go by lots of other names – campfire pies, campfire sandwiches, hobo pies, pudgie pies, etc but whatever you call them, they’re delicious!
How do you make a mountain pie? I’m going to show you! You can make sweet or savory campfire pies. For dessert pies we like cherry, caramel apple, chocolate, fluffernutter, peach, or blueberry. The sweet or dessert mountain pies basically taste like turnover…yum! For savory options think panini or quesadilla-type combinations. Some of our favorites include a couple slices of american cheese (i.e. grilled cheese), ham and cheese +/- mustard, pepperoni pizza (pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni), or monterey jack cheese and salsa. The possibilities are endless! Get creative =).
Here’s how you make a Cherry Mountain Pie:
Step 1: Get your hands on a Pie Iron. They sell these at Wal-Mart, Amazon, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, etc. There are two general kinds – aluminum and cast iron. The cast iron pie makers are much heavier duty and as you might expect, a little more expensive, but either kind will work. We have some of both.
Step 2: Get some regular, sliced white bread and butter one side. Don’t try to go all healthy here. Plain white bread tastes the best for these, in my opinion.
Step 3: Place one piece of bread – butter side down – on each side of the pie iron. Top with desired filling. You can make your own or use store-bought.
Step 4: Close pie iron and cook over campfire (or charcoal) until each side is golden brown.
Step 5: Remove from pie iron, top with cream cheese frosting, and dig in!
2 slices white bread
2-3 tsp butter, softened
3-4 tbsp cherry pie filling (store-bought or homemade)*
1-2 tbsp cream cheese frosting (store-bought or homemade)
1. Butter each slice of bread on one side.
2. Place butter side down onto pie irons. Place 3-4 tablespoons of pie filling (or desired filling) onto one slice of bread.
3. Close pie iron and place over campfire or charcoal until each side is golden brown. Top with cream cheese frosting and enjoy!
Sweet flavors: cherry, caramel apple, chocolate, fluffernutter, peach, or blueberry.
Savory options: a couple slices of american cheese (i.e. grilled cheese), ham and cheese +/- mustard, pepperoni pizza (pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni), or monterey jack cheese and salsa.
For savory pies, follow the same instructions as for the cherry pies above, replacing the cherry pie filling with ham, cheese, etc. And skip the cream cheese frosting…obviously ;).