Mountain Pie Recipes

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Best Mountain Pie Recipes

Mountain Pie Recipes

Cooking over a campfire is one of the best parts of camping. One of my favorite ways to cook over the campfire is with pie irons. I have tried to include some recipes you might not have seen before using more than the usual sliced bread. The mountain pie recipes are separated by breakfast recipes, Lunch/Dinner Recipes and Desserts, but feel free to make whatever you want whenever you want. You’re camping so relax and enjoy.

Tips for Cooking with Pie Irons

Season New Pie Irons

This video shows how to season you new pie irons.

Prevent Sticking

Always have a layer of grease between the cast iron and your bread or dough. This can be done 2 ways for bread use a spreadable butter or margarine on the side of the bread that will be facing the iron. If you are cooking dough or some other food, then spray the inside of the irons with a non-stick cooking spray. Avoid olive oil because it has a low smoke point and can burn while you are cooking.

Rotate and Check Often

Check your food and rotate your pie irons often while cooking. Cooking time will vary depending on where your food is in the fire and how hot your coals are.

Be Safe

When making multiple pies don’t set the iron on something flammable when preparing your next pie. I prefer using an aluminum camping table or the campfire grill grate.

When you are done cooking, scrape any burnt or stuck pieces of food out of the irons so they are ready for next time. Also, place them somewhere out of the way to cool so no one will accidently get burnt.

Mountain Pie Breakfast Recipes

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Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Pie
These breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start your day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
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Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While the irons are heating butter 1 side of each slice of bread
  2. Remove pie irons add slices of bacon and return to fire for about 1 minute. Cook until bacon is about 1/2 done.
  3. Open pie iron and crack egg into iron with bacon. Cook in fire until egg is medium flipping once or twice while cooking.
  4. Open pie iron and place 1 slice of bread on top of the bacon and egg with the butter side facing up. Then put the irons back together and flip over. Now add cheese and 2nd slice of bread again keeping the butter side up.
  5. Cook sandwich until bread is golden brown about 2 - 4 minutes. Flip several times while cooking.
  6. Remove from iron and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

If you want to mix it up substitute the bacon for sausage, chorizo or any other breakfast meat. You can also add tomato or onion when you add the cheese.

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Pie Iron Cinnamon Rolls
This delicious recipe is also one of the easiest.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire.
  2. Spray both sides of pie iron with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Place 1 cinnamon roll in center of pie iron.
  4. Cook cinnamon roll over hot coals for about 5 minutes. Turn often on check so you don't burn it.
  5. Top with icing and enjoy.
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Pie Iron Hash
This breakfast hash is a nice change from the typical sandwich style pie iron recipes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
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Instructions
  1. Chop the pepper and onion at home before you leave for your camping trip.
  2. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire.
  3. Coat both sides of the pie iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Add potatoes, pepper and onion and corned beef.
  5. Top with the egg and salt and pepper.
  6. Close pie iron and cook with the potato side toward the coals for about 2 minutes. Then flip and cook for about 1 minute. Open pie iron and check cooking progress. Continue cooking and flipping until done.
  7. Remove from pie iron and enjoy.
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Pie Iron Banana Waffles
You will be sure to love these banana stuffed waffles.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire.
  2. Spray both sides of the pie iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place 1 waffle in the pie iron. Cover with sliced bananas and top with caramel topping. Place second waffle on top and close pie iron.
  4. Place in fire and cook about 2 minutes turning several times. Check waffle, continue cooking until both sides are golden brown.
  5. Remove from pie iron and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Don't use too much caramel topping and try to keep it from the edges, if you get too much burnt onto the pie irons it will be hard to clean.

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Pie Iron Cherry Cream French Toast
This cherry cream stuffed french toast is so good it might keep you cooking around the campfire until lunch.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While the irons are heating whip the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
  2. Remove the pie irons and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Dip 1 slice of bread in the egg mixture and place in the pie iron,
  4. Spread whipped cream cheese and pie filling over the slice of bread.
  5. Dip the 2nd slice of bread in the egg mixture and place on top of the filling.
  6. Close the pie iron and cook about 2 minutes on each side. Check and continue cooking until golden brown.
  7. Remove the french toast and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Try mixing it up with different fruit fillings like strawberries or black berries.

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Mountain Pie Lunch and Dinner Recipes

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Hobo Pizza Pie
There's no fighting over toppings with these pizzas. Everyone can have it their way.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Camping
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Course Main Dish
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Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. Remove and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut a section of pizza dough slightly wider than the pie iron and twice as long.
  3. Add pizza sauce, toppings and cheese.
  4. Fold dough over toppings and press the edges together. Place pizza in pie iron.
  5. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  6. Remove pizza and enjoy.
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Pie Iron Monte Cristo
This Monte Cristo Sandwich is great for lunch or dinner.
Course Main Dish
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While the irons are heating whip the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
  2. Remove the pie irons and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Dip 1 slice of bread in the egg mixture and place in the pie iron,
  4. layer 1 slice of american and swiss cheese on top of bread, then add ham, turkey and remaining cheese.
  5. Dip 2nd slice of bread in egg mixture and place on top of other ingredients.
  6. Close the pie iron and cook about 2 minutes on each side. Check and continue cooking until golden brown.
  7. Remove from pie iron and top with powdered sugar and enjoy.
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Mountain Pie Cheesesteak
It might not be the traditional Philly cheesesteak, but i'm sure you will love it.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While pie irons are heating butter 1 side of each slice of bread.
  2. Place a small amount of butter in the pie iron with the roast beef and onion. Cook 1-2 minutes turning half way through.
  3. Open pie iron and place 1 slice of bread on top of beef and onions with the butter side up.
  4. Close the pie iron and flip over. Then open and place 2 slices of provolone cheese and the second slice of bread on top again with the buttered side up.
  5. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  6. Remove cheesesteak from pie iron and enjoy.
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Pie Iron Burrito
These delicious pie iron burritos are similar to a Taco Bell Grilled burrito.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Prepare the taco meat at home using your favorite meat and seasoning, I prefer beef or sliced steak.
  2. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While pie irons are heating place meat, and salsa in the middle of a tortilla. Fold both ends in towards the middle and then fold the sides it to completely seal the burrito making it about the same size as the pie iron.
  3. Remove and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Place the burrito in the pie iron and close.
  5. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  6. Remove the burrito from the pie iron and serve with sour cream and shredded lettuce.
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Mountain Pie Dessert Recipes

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Fruit Pies
Apple and cherry pies are one of my go to desserts when camping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Camping
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While pie irons are heating butter 1 side of each slice of bread.
  2. Remove pie iron and place 1 slice of bread butter side down in pie iron.
  3. Add pie filling and top with 2nd slice of bread butter side up.
  4. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  5. Remove pie from pie iron and enjoy.
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Pies
You will love the flaky crust on these chocolate covered cherry pies.
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. Remove and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut 1 pie crust into 4 equal pieces. You will use 2 pieces per pie.
  3. Place some pie filling and chocolate chips onto the middle of 1 of the pieces of crust. Places the second piece of crust on top and crimp the edges together. Then place in the pie iron.
  4. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  5. Remove and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Substitute other pie fillings for some variety. Apple works great, or try cherry and pineapple and serve with ice cream and a banana for a great twist on a banana split.

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Puffed Smore Pies
If you are tired of traditional smores try this dessert.
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. Remove and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut 2 pieces from the crescent roll dough about the size of the pie iron.
  3. Place the marshmallows, chocolate chips and some crushed graham crackers on the dough. Top with the second piece of dough and crimp the edges.
  4. Put the smore in the pie iron. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  5. Remove and enjoy.
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Hobo Pecan Pie
These pecan pies are quick easy and taste great.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Camping
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Camping
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat pie irons for 1 to 2 minutes in fire. While pie irons are heating butter 1 side of each slice of bread.
  2. Remove pie iron and place 1 slice of bread butter side down in pie iron.
  3. Add pecan pie filling and top with 2nd slice of bread butter side up.
  4. Close pie iron and cook for 2-3 minutes turning several times. Check and cook until golden brown.
  5. Remove pie from pie iron and enjoy.
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My favorite Pie Irons

rome pie irons

When making mountain pies, I prefer the Rome Square Cast Iron Pie Makers. Cast heats more evenly than the cheaper aluminum models and once seasoned they are relatively non-stick and easy to clean. To clean I usually just open them up and hold them over the coals to burn off any stuck food and then give them a quick cleaning with a wire grill brush.

Square or Round Pie Irons

I prefer the square pie irons over round because they have a slightly larger cooking area and when using bread you don’t loose the corners. The double pie irons are also nice if you are cooking for several people at once.

Storing Your Pie Irons

Over the years I have tried may ways to store my pie irons without getting everything around them covered in grease and ashes. Wrapping in rags or paper towels works for a short time, plastic grocery and trash bags eventually tear and then you are left with a mess again.

Luckily Rome solved this problem with their canvas storage bag. I now store 2 pie irons and all my hotdog/marshmallow sticks in the Rome canvas bag. My bag is over 2 years old now and other than some stains it is just like new. The handles make it easy to carry and keeps the mess away from my other gear.

rome pie iron storage bag

Now get out there and try some of these mountain pie recipes over your next camp fire.

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