Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mountain Pies

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how to make mountain pies
How to make mountain pies
Summer time is finally here in Western New York and that means a lot of family fun with our weekly backyard camp fires. 

Roasting marshmallows, making S’mores, and of course, my favorite mountain pies. In this post, I’m going to show you how to make mountain pies, just in case you've never heard of one. Some people call the campfire hobo pies.

The first thing you need is a nice roaring camp fire, we use our portable camping fire pit in our back yard. Next, you’ll need mountain pie irons, and then some goodies to fill them up and enjoy these tasty little treats.

For Father’s Day this year my daughter got me a set of Rome cast iron mountain pie irons. After following the directions to season them, they made the most wonderful and delicious mountain pies.

Rome: Mountain pie Irons

There are so many mountain pie recipes: This is one of my favorites
·         Butter a slice of white bread and place it butter side down on one-half of the pie iron.

·         Add about a tablespoon of pizza sauce, you can whip up your own or buy it already in a jar.

·         Now add some pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Add some mushrooms if you like.

·         Butter a second slice of bread and place it on top of your fillings with the butter side up.

·         Close the pie iron and place it in the fire, turning it occasionally, for about 4 to 5 minutes. 

Cooking in the fire



You can pull it out of the fire to check it during the process to make sure it’s not burning. The hotter the mountain pie iron gets the quicker they cook.

The best thing about mountain pies is that you can use any filling your heart desires. For example, my second pie was apple and cheddar cheese, you can make any hot sandwich you like using these pie irons.

The pie irons come with some nice recipes to get you started, from sweet treats to savory pies and sandwiches. 

This is my pizza mountain pie

Just a word of caution: Your mountain pie irons will be extremely hot so be careful for yourself and the kids.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.

14 comments:

  1. Yum! We should get a set of those irons. We love cooking over an open fire and they would really expand the menu. Just imagine all of the possibilities. The pizza one sounds fabulous and so does the apple and cheddar.

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    1. I'm sure you'll like these Carlee. there are so many recipes using these irons. Thanks :)

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  2. I'd never heard of mountain pies before and happy to know about them now. Sounds great!

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    1. Hi Susan, glad to introduce you to these tasty treats. If you ever try them I'm sure your going to like it :) Thanks for stopping by

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  3. How fun! I'm imagining peach slices, butter, and brown sugar inside those two slices of bread. I'd probably burn my tongue, but I'd still be a happy camper when my mountain pie cooled down.

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    1. Susan, What a great combination peaches and brown sugar!! I hope the rain holds off on Friday night, I'm going to try that one. Thanks :)

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  4. I love cast iron and have been looking at those single serving irons. If I ever move to the country again I am definitely cooking my grilled cheese that way. That little bit of smoke flavor tastes so good. Yummy.

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    1. Thanks Lorelei, These irons are great! you can even make corn bread with them! They also work great over charcoal. Thanks :)

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  5. How cool and what a great Father's day gift! Since we have several family members who don't eat meat, this would be perfect for grilling "something" for the whole family.

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    1. It was a great gift Cynthia, last year I got the fire pit and this year the pie irons!! Now I'm all set, great fun with the family!! Thanks :)

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  6. I have made those before. We use to do it with peanut butter and jelly. Oh it was so good.

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    1. Yes, Peanut butter and jelly Mountain Pies is another favorite!! Thanks Sandy for stopping by and have a great week.

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  7. Sam, I never heard of these, but my son and his scout troop made apple cobbler in a dutch oven over a campfire. But these would be perfect for individual pies of any kind, each person could have their own. What a great idea! Cast iron was all my mother used, and I still use some of her skillets. Thanks Sam!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, Mountain pies are so much fun, we have a lot of fun with our backyard campfires making these with our grandchildren. Thanks :)

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