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Cooking with a campfire pie iron makes preparing a campsite meal a breeze.
Whether you're making an entire meal or just a snack, these simple devices are fun and easy to use.
Often called a mountain pie, hobo pie, or pudgy pie, the design of the pie iron is pretty simple.
They've been around for years and some of my fondest childhood camping memories involved making cherry pies with a pie iron.
So what exactly are they?
Two metal castings (constructed of aluminum or cast iron) are hinged together to form a cooking compartment.
Long metal rods with wooden handles extend from the cooking compartment to keep your hands safely away from the hot fire.
To prepare a snack, simply place 2 buttered peices of bread inside the cooking compartment butter side out.
Next, place your desired ingredients (usually cheese or pie filling) between the 2 pieces of bread.
Close the iron by locking the two handles together and place it over the fire. After about 4 or 5 minutes of even roasting you're done!
Finally, open up the handles to view your delicious golden creation and enjoy!
Meals created with a pie iron don't have to be limited to grilled cheese and pie filling treats.
Plus, if you take care of your pie iron and properly season it, cleanup is a breeze.
Here's a few recipes and ideas to help you create a campfire meal that everyone will enjoy:
Pie Iron Pizza
Pie Iron Sloppy Joes
Pie Iron Ham and Cheese
Sitting around the campfire offers a relaxing atmosphere where we tell stories, laugh and enjoy a variety of different meals.
There's just something about food that's prepared over an open fire that makes it taste better.
So next time you're around a campfire, take your campfire pie iron and create a snack everyone will enjoy!