7 Tasty and Easy Pie Iron Recipes

Pie irons—along with roasting sticks and a cast-iron Dutch oven—are must-have items for every camp kitchen. They’re simple, durable, and can be used to make a variety of recipes from pizza pockets to blueberry stuffed French toast.

Pie irons are available in a few different sizes and shapes. The most common are round or square single-serving pie irons like the ones below:

Rome's Round Pie Iron

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Rome's Round Pie Iron with Steel and Wood Handles
  • Makes sweet and savoury pudgier pies over the campfire
  • Round design seals in the goodness
  • Solid cast iron construction
  • Toasts pies and sandwiches with ease

Coghlan's Cast Iron Cooker

Coghlan's Cast Iron Camp Cooker
  • Cast iron cooker with two-part hinge and 27-inch handle; can be placed over flame or nestled between coals
  • Great for toasting sandwiches, grilling meat, and cooking desserts over an open fire
  • Affordable, essential gear for car camping, RV trailers, motor homes, cabins, and more

Texsport Cast Iron Square Pie Iron

Texsport Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Pie Iron Sandwich Maker Camp Cooker
  • Long lasting durability
  • resistant to chipping and warping
  • Greater heat distribution and retention
  • Keeps food warm longer
  • Easy to clean surface

The next time you’re on camping trip, build a fire and try one of these tasty pie iron recipes:

Pie Iron Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Scramble

Combine classic breakfast ingredients and cook them over the campfire.

Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sausage links, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (any variety)
  • 1½ cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Place two closed pie irons into campfire coals to preheat while you make the scramble.
  2. Beat the eggs together in a mixing bowl. Then add the chopped sausage, shredded cheese, hash browns, and salt and pepper. Stir until everything is coated with the beaten eggs.
  3. Carefully remove the hot pie irons from the fire and open them. Place a tablespoon of butter in each side of each pie iron. Use a spoon to spread the butter around. Place half the egg mixture inside each pie iron and close them.
  4. Return the pie irons to the fire and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Turn the pie irons about every 30 seconds so the scramble will cook evenly and not burn. When the eggs are cooked, open the pie irons and transfer the egg scramble to plates.

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

Try a new twist on traditional French toast by making a blueberry cream cheese filling and toasting everything in a pie iron.

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices sandwich bread

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the blueberries and cream cheese, slightly mashing the berries. In a separate wide bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  2. Spread about one-quarter of the cream cheese mixture on a slice of bread. Top it with a second slice. Then dip each side of the sandwich into the egg mixture before placing it in a greased pie iron. Repeat with other pie irons.
  3. Close the pie irons and place them in the campfire for about five minutes until the bread is golden brown. (Make sure to turn the pie irons every minute or two while they’re cooking.)

Campfire Quesadillas

These chicken-and-cheese quesadillas are a great outdoor dinner or appetizer.

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (5-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked seasoned chicken (homemade or store-bought), cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup black beans
  • Toppings: salsa, sour cream, guacamole

Directions:

  1. Spray the inside of a pie iron with cooking spray. Place a tortilla on one side of the pie iron. Place about one-quarter of the chicken, cheese, and black beans in the center of the tortilla.
  2. Place a second tortilla on top of the first. Close the pie iron and secure it closed. Trim off any excess tortilla. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with additional pie irons.
  3. Place the pie irons in the campfire and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the quesadillas are heated through and the cheese is melted. Make sure to rotate the pie irons every couple minutes.
  4. Remove the quesadillas from the pie irons and serve with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the most perfect pie iron recipes and are easy to customize. Try this buffalo chicken version!

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • ½ cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 4 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 slices sandwich bread

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, blue cheese, paprika, and black pepper.
  2. Place the shredded chicken, hot sauce, and ranch dressing in a separate bowl. Stir until the chicken is completely coated.
  3. Spread about one-quarter of the cream cheese mixture on a slice of sandwich bread, followed by about one-quarter of the chicken mixture and a slice of Cheddar. Top with a second slice of bread. Repeat to make three more sandwiches.
  4. Spray the insides of the pie irons and place a sandwich in each one. Close and secure each pie iron. Then place the pie irons in the campfire for about 5 minutes, turning about every minute. The sandwiches are done when the outside is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Make single-serving pizzas—no oven required.

Makes 3

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (13.8-oz) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 slices pepperoni

Directions:

  1. Spray the inside of a pie iron with cooking spray. Unroll the pizza dough onto a cutting board and cut it into 3 equal pieces.
  2. Take one piece of pizza dough and press half off it into one side of the pie iron. (Let the other half hang over the side.) Spread about 2-3 tablespoons marinara sauce on the dough that’s in the pie iron. Then add about one-third of the cheese and 4 slices of pepperoni.
  3. Fold the other half of the pizza dough over the top of the filling, and pinch together all the edges of the dough. Close the pie iron. Repeat with two other pie irons, using the remaining dough and ingredients.
  4. Place the pie irons in hot coals and cook for about 5 minutes, turning every minute or so. The pizza pockets are done when the dough is cooked and starting to brown.

Pie Iron Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Cherry Pudgie Pies

Another name for sandwiches made in pie irons are pudgie pies. In this recipe, store-bought cherry pie filling and chocolate chips combine to make an easy dessert.

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • ¾ cup cherry pie filling
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Spray the inside of a pie iron with cooking spray. Place 1 slice of bread in the pie iron. Spoon about 3 tablespoons cherry pie filling into the center of the bread and spread it around. (Leave room around the edges.) Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips over the pie filling.
  2. Place another slice of bread on top of the filling, and close the pie iron. Repeat with three more pie irons.
  3. Place the pie irons in the campfire and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the filling is hot and the bread is lightly toasted.

S’mores Pudgie Pies

Use Nutella instead of chocolate for these pie iron s’mores.

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • ½ cup Nutella (or other chocolate hazelnut spread)
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 graham crackers, crushed

Directions:

  1. Spray the inside of a pie iron with cooking spray. Place 1 slice of bread in the pie iron. Spread about 2 tablespoons Nutella over the bread. Sprinkle the mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers on top.
  2. Place another slice of bread on top of the filling, and close the pie iron. Repeat with three more pie irons.
  3. Place the pie irons in the campfire and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the filling is hot.