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Campfire Pizzas

Campfire Pizzas

The smell of campfire is just finally coming out of my hair. It’s almost been a week since I’ve been in Vermont, but there’s something about campfires that you just can’t shake. Makes me think about the campfire pizzas that we made while I was visiting my family.

My mom and I used to make them every time we would go camping. We used to go to the Cape in the summers and we always made a stop at the supermarket to pick up food for the week. The staples included food for campfire pizzas. It’s one of the easiest – and most likely, one of the best – foods you can make while huddled around a campfire. All you need is a campfire pie maker. If you camp and you don’t have one, it’s an investment you must make.

Campfire Pizzas

Campfire Pizzas

English Muffins
1 jar of pizza sauce
1 small sweet onion, diced
Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Warm a cast iron pie maker in the fire.

Split an English muffin open and butter the flat side. Place, butter side down, in the heated pie maker. Top with two spoonfuls of pizza sauce. Add a sprinkling of onions, and top with cheese. Close pie maker and heat over flame, but do not place into the ashes.

Heat for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bottom of English Muffin is toasted and crunchy. Remove from pan and let cool before eating.

Food, Sweet

Campfire Pies

Easy Campfire Pie - Blueberry

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

White bread
Butter, softened
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.)