I admit it. I love camping gadgets! See Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love. My newest camp cooking obsession is pie iron. I bought one and used it for several meals on our last camping trip. It was so much fun, I ordered two more and a carrying case. This weekend we’ll be camping with several other families, and the pie irons are sure to be a hit, especially with the kids. We’ll put them to use with our backyard fire pit, too.
Order your own pie iron through the links below, and we’ll get a small percentage (it costs you nothing extra!).
One of the desserts we made using the pie irons was fruit pies. Joe loves rhubarb, so we used a rhubarb/strawberry pie filling, but you can use any favorite flavor.
Try this recipe with the kids. It is so easy! They will love making their own dessert. And it’s biscuits and fruit, so it could be a breakfast meal, too!
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||4 minutes|
- 1 package biscuits "Grands" style
- 1 can fruit pie filling any flavor
- sprinkle cinnamon
- Get a campfire going until coals or use charcoal briquette.
- Open up the pie iron and divide a biscuit in half and flatten. Line one side of the pie iron with a biscuit half.
- Take a spoonful of pie filling and put on the biscuit. Be careful not to get too close to the edge. The filling is more likely to burn if it "escapes" outside the biscuit.
- Put the second half of the biscuit on top of the pie filling and pinch the edges together.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon on the outside (think like French toast).
- Close the pie iron and put in the fire. Flip the pie iron after a couple of minutes and cook an additional 2 minutes.
- Open the pie iron and check for doneness of the biscuit. Cooking time will vary depending on how hot the fire is.
- Use a fork to help you pull the fruit pie out of the pie iron. The pie iron will be HOT! Eat and enjoy.
- For a thicker pie, use an entire biscuit for the top and the bottom (2 whole biscuits). This will increase the cooking time.
- Line the pie iron with aluminum foil. Personally, I like how the seasoned iron adds flavor, so I just use cooking spray. Don't use soap with pie irons to clean them. Just treat a pie iron like an iron skillet and wipe it out with a paper towel and coat with cooking oil.
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caraJune 23, 2016 6:57 am
That looks really yummy! Who knew you could do such a thing?! Awesome!