I took a trip to Vermont this weekend to visit some family and somehow with trying to find somewhere to stay, I ended up camping with my grandparents, aunt, and uncle. Oh yeah, and the furry, friendly Miss Gracie who was trying to steal all our leftovers.
I was super impressed with myself, starting and maintaining a fire for us to roast marshmallows and make campfire pizzas (which I’ll blog about later for you all to learn about). And then my grandparents found out I had never had a campfire pie. It was shocking, to say the least. I’d heard about them for years, but never had one. I think it was assumed I had.
So out came the cast iron pie maker, butter, white bread, and pie filling. The key, my grandfather told me, was to use a round pie maker, not square. “Seals in the crust.”
A lot of patience, the right heat from the fire, and letting it cool just the right amount, and I took my first bite. So buttery, so good, and I still can’t believe I hadn’t tried this before. Perfect for family camping trips. Easy, too!
Campfire Pies – Blueberry
1 can of blueberry pie filling
Heat the pie maker in the fire pit until hot.
Heavily butter two slices of white bread (only one side). Place a piece of bread butter-side down in the pie maker. Add three spoonfuls of pie filling on the bread, top with other piece of bread (butter side so it will touch the top of the pie maker. Close pie maker and place over fire.
Cook for 5 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the bread does not separate when opening the pie maker. Remove from maker, and let cool. (The inside will be SUPER hot.)