Favorite Pie Iron recipes?

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  1. 2001dennycoleman

    2001dennycoleman Member

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    We discovered the versatility of pie irons this summer. Loved making pizza and even made some great breakfast sandwiches.
     
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    The Devil you say!
    Gonna have to try that some day.
    [:)O]
     
  3. pandpcamper

    pandpcamper Lifetime camper, newer to pup

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    Love pie irons! I'm big on parchment paper so that cleanup is easy. Crescent roll dough that is patted together makes a good choice. I still grease the inside and find some preheating helps before filling. There are many healthy choices too, even for diet restrictions. It's a good alternative to s'mores if you can't have those.
     
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    Mmm, Rubens with swirled rye, saurkraut, Swiss cheese, pastrami and thousand island dressing. Apple pie for desert (buttered white bread with Apple pie filling). Thanks everyone for all the new ideas.
     
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    n2cruzn New Member

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    not to put a damper on things, but!... how long do you normally hold the irons in the fire, and dont you get tired from holding them???? [{}=]
     
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    Lay them down in the embers, not held up in the flame.
    Depending on how hot the coals are, and if you preheated the pie iron, about a minute or two per side.
    Easy to open and check, then re-close for more time if needed.
     
  7. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    or set on the stove on low....
     
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    Which style do you folks prefer? The square or circle? When I was shopping for them, it was recommended I buy the circle because they seal better.
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Circle
     
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    A shortcut to some dessert pies we use is to cut up your favorite candy bar.
    My daughter likes Snickers and banana with a little peanut butter
     
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    Just got back from Death Valley and tried some of the recipes on this thread. The pizza pockets and the pocket biscuits and gravy using pillsbury grands [with 2 eggs on the side] were huge hits with the family. We will be adding these to our regular camp menu.
     
  13. Jayko

    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    An alternative to the crescent rolls would be tortillas, corn or flour depending on your preference.
     
  14. Natureangel

    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    Just picked up a couple irons, and have them seasoned. Just wondering if anyone uses squeeze margarine? I think that would make it so easy especially at night by the fire.
     
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    No margarine but we use spray oil, similar to Pam. We have the cast iron irons.
     
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    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    Spray oil would be easy too! Thanks
     
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    Dw uses foil and sprays that with pam. The foil works well and makes clean up easy.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5 using Tapatalk
     
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    Just saw your post tonight. We have always used squeeze margarine and bread. I am going to try using the crescent rolls soon and will probably use the pan spray for them.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I had forgotten all about these things. We had the circular ones growing up and always called them "Quickie Pies." I have no idea if that was a real name or just something my mom made up.

    Had them when my kids were really young too. Not sure what ever happened to them.

    Just ordered two of the square ones. Will probably get two of the round as well. I've never used a square one, but I imagine if you fill it full enough, it will seal just as well. Perfect for the guys.
     
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    It's not the filling that seals them, it's the bread size. The bread (or buscuit,tortilla...) has to go passed the edges of the iron, in order to seal well. Otherwise, the filling will ooze out.
     

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