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80+ Delicious Mountain Pie Recipes

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

Step up your mountain pie making game with one of the more than 80 recipes to choose from.

Step up your mountain pie making game with one of the more than 80 recipes to choose from.

When sitting around a campfire and enjoying the company of friends and family, few things are nicer than eating delicious treats cooked over the open fire. One of the best things to make, besides s'mores of course, are mountain pies, or campfire pies. From sweet to savory, and anything in between, they are the perfect camping snack.

With more people spending time their own backyards these days, they can easily be made at home too. In fact, at home there is a much larger selection of ingredients to choose from.

Not Your Grandma's Mountain Pies

You'll find that most of these recipes aren't the old standbys that you are familiar with. These are gourmet mountain pies and they are delicious.

From meat filled delights to sugar overload, you'll find all kinds of ideas to help you step up your cookout game and impress your friends.

Here's an idea. Why not have a mountain pie dinner night and whip up some of your favorite flavor combinations. And don't forget that they are great for dessert too.

So go on and dust off those campfire pie makers, get a little creative, and try one of these 80 plus mountain pie recipes.

This campfire pie is almost ready to eat!

This campfire pie is almost ready to eat!

Mountain Pie Tips

Mountain pies are pretty easy to make. Just don't burn yourself at the campfire or opening the metal sandwich maker. That thing gets really hot!

Here are some other things you should consider when creating your masterpiece.

  • Don't use raw meat. The campfire may be hot, but the sandwich maker isn't on the heat long enough to cook meat.
  • Don't overstuff. Everybody loves lots of chocolate oozing out of their pie, but if you put too much filling in, the bread won't seal properly.
  • Skip the mayonnaise. Mayo and heat don't mix well and mayonnaise can go bad quickly. Instead, if you really want some, why not dip it on afterwards.
  • Cook the eggs. Don't use raw eggs. The bread gets too soft and the egg may not get adequately cooked.
  • Don't use lettuce. Lettuce is one of those vegetables that does not heat well. It wilts and gets slimy. Of course you may not mind that. A good substitute is spinach, but even that wilts with the heat.
  • Avoid raw vegetables. They can be a bit tricky because some produce a lot of liquid when cooking. Try sautéed ones instead, but make sure to drain off any liquid.
  • Go light on sauces. Go easy on the sauces as a filling. The bread can get mushy. Consider using it as a dipping sauce instead.
  • Expand your bread repertoire. Don't limit yourself to white bread. Try different types. Brioche bread for some of the dessert mountain pies is out of this world.

How to Make a Mountain Pie

To make a good mountain pie, you need a good maker. When looking to buy one, look for a heavy duty cast iron pie iron. They work well and give you those nice sealed sandwich edges and even browning.

  1. Get a nice campfire going.
  2. Open up your mountain pie maker and lay it on a flat surface.
  3. Take one piece of bread and butter the side that will be against the mountain pie maker.
  4. Butter another piece of bread and lay it against the other side of the maker.
  5. Add your ingredients on one side.
  6. Close the maker and cook it.
  7. Once it's done (and you may need to check it a couple of times) carefully open up the maker and turn the pie out onto a plate. Don't touch though. It's hot!
  8. Be extremely careful as these get incredibly hot! Let them cool to a point where you won't be burned before you eat them.

Savory Options

Few things soothe the soul more than a hearty meal, and even though they may be small, mountain pies can be pretty hearty. So raid your kitchen cupboards, or make a quick stop at the grocery store, and grab the ingredients you need for one of these awesome recipes.

Sausage, sautéed onions, and cheese on rye bread makes a delicious mountain pie!

Sausage, sautéed onions, and cheese on rye bread makes a delicious mountain pie!

Meat Options

Cook meat and eggs thoroughly before putting them in your mountain pie.

NameFillingsBread

Bacon Butty

Bacon, Brown Sauce

White

Bahn Mi

Sliced Pork, Chicken or Beef, Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro

Italian

BBQ

Pulled Pork or Chicken, Cheddar Cheese

White

BLT

Bacon, Tomato

Sourdough

Bratwurst

Bratwurst, Caramelized Onions, Gruyere Cheese

Rye

Breakfast

Bacon or Sausage, Eggs, Cheese

White

Cheeseburger

Ground Beef, American Cheese, Onion, Mustard, Ketchup

White

Chicken Salad Melt

Shredded Chicken, Cheddar Cheese

Rye

Chipped Beef

Dried Beef, White Sauce

Sourdough

Croque Monsieur

Thin Sliced Ham, Gruyere Cheese, Pinch of Nutmeg

Italian

Cuban

Sliced Roast Pork, Sliced Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles

Italian

Curry Wurst

Sliced Hot Dog, Ketchup and Curry Powder Sauce

White

Deli

Choice of Sliced Deli Meat, Choice of Sliced Cheese

Rye

Elvis

Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon

White

French Dip

Sliced Roast Beef, Caramelized Onions

Italian

Ham and Pickle

Ham, Pickle and Cream Cheese

White

Italian

Salami, Provolone, Tomato

Italian

Jambon Bueurre

Thinly Sliced Ham and Butter

Italian

Lobster Roll

Lobster Chunks, Butter, Chopped Celery

Italian

Lox, New York Style

Sliced Lox, Red Onion, Tomato, Cream Cheese

Italian

Who can resist pork bbq and it's delicious in a mountain pie!

Who can resist pork bbq and it's delicious in a mountain pie!

More Savory Options With Meat

Cook meat and eggs thoroughly before putting them in your mountain pie.

NameFillingsBread

Meatball Sub

Meatballs (sliced), Spaghetti Sauce, Mozarella Cheese

Italian

Monte Cristo

Egg, Ham, Butter, Mustard, Gruyere Cheese

White

Mufaletta

Salami, Mortadella, Provolone, Olive Tapenade

Italian

Patty Melt

Ground Beef, Sautéed Onions, American Cheese, Mustard

Sourdough

Pilgrim

Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing

Sourdough

Pittsburgh Special

Deli Meat, French Fries, Provolone, Tomato

Italian

Pizza

Pepperoni or Sausage, Choice of Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheese

Italian

Po'Boy

Fried Seafood, Tomato

Italian

Rachel

Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw (without mayonnaise)

Rye

Reuben

Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut

Rye

Sausage (pictured)

Sliced Sausage, Sautéed Onions and Mozzarella Cheese

Rye

Sausage & Peppers

Sausage, Sautéed Onions and Peppers, Provolone Cheese

Italian

Shepherd's Pie

Ground Beef, Mixed Vegetables, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes

Sourdough

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe Meat, Cheese

White

Souvlaki

Lamb or Chicken Pieces, Greek Seasoning, Onions, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese

Pita

Steak & Cheese

Thin Sliced Steak, Sautéed Onions and Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese

Italian

Taco

Taco Meat, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato

White

Tuna Melt

Tuna, Celery, Onion, Cheddar Cheese

Rye

Turkey Club

Turkey, Bacon, Tomato, American Cheese

Sourdough

Turkey Devonshire

Turkey, Bacon, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Italian

Sautéed spinach, onions and feta are a mountain pie delight!

Sautéed spinach, onions and feta are a mountain pie delight!

Vegetarian Options

Cook meat and eggs thoroughly before putting them in your mountain pie.

NameFillingsBread

Avocado Toast

Avocado, Egg

Wheat

Bean Sandwich

Baked Beans

White

Burrito

Black Beans, Onions, Pico de Gallo, Queso Fresco

Tortilla

California

Avocado, Carrots, Sprouts, Goat Cheese

Wheat

Caprese

Basil Leaves, Mozzarella, Tomato

Italian

Cheese and Pickle

Sliced Cheddar and Chutney

White

Falafel

Falafel, Tabouleh, Tahini Sauce

Pita

French Onion

Caramelized Onions, Gruyere Cheese

Italian

Grilled Cheese

Various Cheeses

Sourdough

Meatless Reuben

Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut

Rye

Mushroom Wellington

Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

Italian

Pesto Delight

Mozzarella Cheese, Pesto, Tomato

Italian

Ratatouille

Eggplant, Onions, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Italian Seasoning

Italian

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans, Rice

Italian

Spanakopita

Spinach, Feta Cheese, Dill

Pita

Vegetable Sauté (pictured)

Various Roasted Vegetables, Cheese

Sourdough

Sweet Options

Don't forget dessert! There's nothing like some ooey gooey melted chocolate to put a smile on your face and recharge your batteries after hiking all day.

If you like s'mores then you will love them in a mountain pie.

If you like s'mores then you will love them in a mountain pie.

Sweet Options

NameFillingsBread

Apple Pie

Fresh Sliced Apples, Cream Cheese, Honey, Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Baklava

Honey, Chopped Pistachios, Cream Cheese

Brioche

Banana Cream Pie

Banana, Cream Cheese, Marshmallow

Brioche

Birthday Cake

Cookie Crumbles, Frosting, Marshmallow

Brioche

Black Forest Cake

Chocolate Cookie Crumbles, Cherry Pie Filling, Cream Cheese

White

Caramel Cheesecake

Cream Cheese, Caramel Sauce

Brioche

Carrot Cake

Finely Chopped Carrots, Crushed Pineapple (drained), Cream Cheese, Raisins

Brioche

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Sliced Strawberries and Chocolate Chips

Brioche

Chocolate Hazelnut

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Chopped Hazelnuts

Brioche

Coconut Cream Pie

Cream Cheese, Marshmallow, Coconut Flakes

White

Cookies and Cream

Cream Cheese, Crumbled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Marshmallow

White

Fluffernutter

Peanut Butter, Marshmallows

White

Fruit Pie

Fruit Pie Filling

White

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chips, Flaked Coconut, Caramel Sauce

Brioche

Strawberries, cream cheese and marshmallow burst with flavor in this tasty version of the mountain pie.

Strawberries, cream cheese and marshmallow burst with flavor in this tasty version of the mountain pie.

More Sweet Options

NameFillingBread

Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow, Cinnamon,

Brioche

Hummingbird

Crumbled Vanilla Sandwich Cookies, Chopped Pecans, Crushed Pineapple (Drained), Banana

Cinnamon

Key Lime Pie

Cream Cheese, Lime Curd, Marshmallow

Brioche

Lemon Cheesecake

Cream Cheese, Lemon Curd, Marshmallow

Brioche

PB&J

Peanut Butter, Jelly or Jam

White

Peach Pie

Peach Slices, Cream Cheese, Honey, Cinnamon

Cinnamon Raisin

Peanut Butter Cup

Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter

Brioche

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Pie Filling, Maraschino Cherries

White

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cream Cheese

Cinnamon

Raspberry Delight

Brie Cheese, Chocolate, Raspberry Jam

Brioche

S'Mores (pictured)

Chocolate, Marshmallow, Crumbled Graham Crackers

Brioche

Strawberry Shortcake (pictured)

Strawberries, Cream Cheese, Marshmallow

Brioche

Sweet Potato Pie

Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cinnamon, Marshmallow

Cinnamon Raisin

Toffee

Chocolate Chips, Caramel Sauce

White

Hungry Yet?

Why not have a campfire tonight and try making mountain pies. You won't be disappointed if you use one of these delicious recipes!

© 2020 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 26, 2020:

Glad it brought back memories. Thanks for reading.

Patty Poet from Suffolk, VA on July 25, 2020:

A fond memory! We did a lot of camping when my sons were small and mountain pies were the nightly treat. We made pizza, blueberry, cherry and apple. My favorite was always the pizza!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 21, 2020:

Thanks Peggy - That's a good idea about the link. These are good, and that strawberry cream cheese one is out of this world.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 21, 2020:

I had never heard the term "mountain pie" before reading this. If there is an Amazon link to that metal sandwich maker, you could probably add it here. It must seal the edges of the bread, looking at that last photo. You have many flavorful combinations here that would also make tasty grilled sandwiches on the stovetop.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 21, 2020:

The bread choice is only a suggestion and there are so many delicious (and some more nutritious) types to choose from. You can find mountain pie makers in many sporting goods stores and on amazon. Thanks for reading.

KonaGirl from New York on July 20, 2020:

Interesting concept, however, I'm unable to condone the use of so much nutrient lacking white bread! LOL. I can see the fun in using your wonderful suggestions but in a more nutritious way.

Only problem I foresee is finding that wonderful contraption you are using to make the "mountain pies". Any suggestions? I couldn't find a link as to where one might purchase one.

I think my grandson would love these!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 19, 2020:

That's a good one, but I have to say that strawberry cheesecake mountain pie is really really good! thanks for reading!

Abby Slutsky from America on July 19, 2020:

The apple one would be my downfall. You have so many wonderful combinations. Thanks for sharing.