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    clay Pop up...then Pop-a-Top...my friend.

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    The DW suprised me with our first 2 pie irons! We will be breaking them in shortly. They are indeed cast iron (Rome's) and she also got me a pie iron cookbook. Very thoughtful of her.
     
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    TheWunders Parkville, Maryland

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    Make sure you clean them thoroughly then lightly grease them before using. There is nothing like a burger cooked in a pie iron. Here are a few links to pie iron recipes and ideas:

    http://www.chuckwagondiner.com/pieiron.html
    http://www.pieiron.com/
    http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/camping-recipes/index.htm
    http://www.camprecipes.com/
     
  3. Fleaman

    Fleaman New Member

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    OMG this is so good! My sister has an old pie iron from the 60's still going strong. I never tried peanut butter and marshmallows in it, and will do so in a month!
     
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    ataijar4 New Member

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    Try Goobers in one. Or if you can't find Goobers in your corner of the globe P B & J works as well.
     
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    ARWCanuck Member

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    Lucky you! This is one of the things on my "buy soon" list.
     
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    HomebrewTim New Member

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    My b-i-l taught me a wonderful lesson. He said "Tim, butter flavor cooking spray is your friend.".
     
  7. wishicouldgo2

    wishicouldgo2 SW Ohio

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    My DD's bf introduced us this past weekend to pie-irons...OMG! Those are incredible! I'm off to our local Gander Mtn to pick up a couple. When you first look at them...(like I did), they look sooo small. I wondered what you could ever make with them?? NOW I know! YUMMM [:)O]
     
  8. ILUVTHEBEACH

    ILUVTHEBEACH Suburbs of Philly, PA

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    Alll I have to say is cinnamon rolls and reeses peanut butter cups. [:)O]
     
  9. JenP

    JenP New Member

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    I love my pie iron for fruit pies and especially pizza, grilled cheese, and other savory pies. Next time we have a fire I'm going to try peanut butter and chocolate chips!
    Now, I have two questions:
    1- what can you cook in the iron without using bread? I saw on the package for an iron at the store that they suggested cooking potatoes and eggs in the iron. Sounds good! But how would you do it?
    2- could you make a filled pie using bread dough or pastry dough, instead of using bread? Okay, I'm guessing bread dough would not work since it wouldn't be able to rise and stuff, but maybe pastry dough would?
    Thanks for any insights!

    Jen
     
  10. Yooperwannabe

    Yooperwannabe Active Member

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    Yes, pastry dough would work. Canned biscuit dough or cinnamon roll dough is yummy. Use your imagination and you will be surprised at what you will come up with.
     
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    Blkymom New Member

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    We use the crescent dough to make our pies. I have a new recipe booklet that has some recipes using puf pastry...that might be good too.
     
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    Bilkymom, please explain how to use the crescent dough. I tried this once and didn't have any luck. I had to end up reshaping the dough to make it work.
     
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    TwistedElvis New Member

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    I hate the pie and dutch ovens threads they always make me want to go camping...
    Guess thats not a bad thing is it?
     
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    Blkymom New Member

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    Hey Robin...

    I unroll the crescent dough and separate them into rectangles and sort of pinch the perforation together (where you would separate them into triangles), then I spread it out to fit in the pie iron, fill and then lay another piece on top and push the edges together to seal. Close it up and cook. After the iron is hot, it is a little tricky to not get burned, but this has worked really well for me ( a fork helps to seal edges once iron is hot). We all prefer the crescent dough, it is closer to a real pie crust. IMHO [:)O]

    I hope I explained it well...it has been almost a year since we did this so I am going by memory. [;)]
     
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    Thanks Tammy, I think I understand now. You would be using a total of cresant rolls per pie. Two for each side.

    I think I was trying to using one triangle, duh, I should have know that would have worked. Now it makes sense to pinch the two trinagles together, forming a square., because when I use canned biscuits I always need to use two for each side.

    Yes, I agree that crescant dough would more closely resemble pie dough. Thanks for the tip.
     
  16. Daduv3Boys

    Daduv3Boys American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!

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    I can't wait to try that one out!!!
     
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    Well normally I don't eat as much snack/junk type food when camping but this could become it's own food group!!
    I agree about wanting to go camping after reading these threads. I will be firing up the fire pit tonight when I get home!
     
  18. wishicouldgo2

    wishicouldgo2 SW Ohio

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    I can get Rome pie irons at our local Gander Mtn "single square" for $14.99. Is that a good price for them? I just looked on ebay and they want way more than that (especially if you add in the shipping). Is there another place I'm maybe not familiar with? I wouldn't mind getting good used ones either. HELP! We want a couple for our n2u pup! [:D]
     
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    Sharon Dover, FL

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    Here is a 3 pk of round ones for 19.97 its cheaper if your a member.

    They are out of the square ones. And also out of the 4 pk.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/3-texsport-nonstick-pie-irons-square.aspx?a=490995

    Sharon
     
  20. tzjones

    tzjones Washington

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    we JUST ordered these 2 days ago! I cant wait to get them & try them out!!

    thanks for all the tips & links everyone!
     

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