Whether you're preparing a campfire meal or just a simple snack, cooking with a campfire pie iron makes the process fun and easy.
Often called a mountain pie, hobo pie, or pudgy pie, the design of the pie iron is pretty simple.
2 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 2 handles together and place it over the fire. After about 4 or 5 minutes of even roasting your done! Open up the handles to view your delicious golden creation.
Meals created with a pie iron don't have to be limited to grilled cheese and pie filling treats.
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 treats.
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 you campfire pie iron and create a snack everyone will enjoy!