80+ Delicious Mountain Pie Recipes

Updated on July 21, 2020
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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. | Source

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.

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This campfire pie is almost ready to eat!
This campfire pie is almost ready to eat! | Source

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! | Source

Meat Options

Bacon Butty
Bacon, Brown Sauce
Bahn Mi
Sliced Pork, Chicken or Beef, Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro
Pulled Pork or Chicken, Cheddar Cheese
Bacon, Tomato
Bratwurst, Caramelized Onions, Gruyere Cheese
Bacon or Sausage, Eggs, Cheese
Ground Beef, American Cheese, Onion, Mustard, Ketchup
Chicken Salad Melt
Shredded Chicken, Cheddar Cheese
Chipped Beef
Dried Beef, White Sauce
Croque Monsieur
Thin Sliced Ham, Gruyere Cheese, Pinch of Nutmeg
Sliced Roast Pork, Sliced Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles
Curry Wurst
Sliced Hot Dog, Ketchup and Curry Powder Sauce
Choice of Sliced Deli Meat, Choice of Sliced Cheese
Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon
French Dip
Sliced Roast Beef, Caramelized Onions
Ham and Pickle
Ham, Pickle and Cream Cheese
Salami, Provolone, Tomato
Jambon Bueurre
Thinly Sliced Ham and Butter
Lobster Roll
Lobster Chunks, Butter, Chopped Celery
Lox, New York Style
Sliced Lox, Red Onion, Tomato, Cream Cheese
Cook meat and eggs thoroughly before putting them in your mountain pie.
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! | Source

More Savory Options With Meat

Meatball Sub
Meatballs (sliced), Spaghetti Sauce, Mozarella Cheese
Monte Cristo
Egg, Ham, Butter, Mustard, Gruyere Cheese
Salami, Mortadella, Provolone, Olive Tapenade
Patty Melt
Ground Beef, Sautéed Onions, American Cheese, Mustard
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing
Pittsburgh Special
Deli Meat, French Fries, Provolone, Tomato
Pepperoni or Sausage, Choice of Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheese
Fried Seafood, Tomato
Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw (without mayonnaise)
Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut
Sausage (pictured)
Sliced Sausage, Sautéed Onions and Mozzarella Cheese
Sausage & Peppers
Sausage, Sautéed Onions and Peppers, Provolone Cheese
Shepherd's Pie
Ground Beef, Mixed Vegetables, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes
Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe Meat, Cheese
Lamb or Chicken Pieces, Greek Seasoning, Onions, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese
Steak & Cheese
Thin Sliced Steak, Sautéed Onions and Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese
Taco Meat, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato
Tuna Melt
Tuna, Celery, Onion, Cheddar Cheese
Turkey Club
Turkey, Bacon, Tomato, American Cheese
Turkey Devonshire
Turkey, Bacon, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Cook meat and eggs thoroughly before putting them in your mountain pie.
Sautéed spinach, onions and feta are a mountain pie delight!
Sautéed spinach, onions and feta are a mountain pie delight! | Source

Vegetarian Options

Avocado Toast
Avocado, Egg
Bean Sandwich
Baked Beans
Black Beans, Onions, Pico de Gallo, Queso Fresco
Avocado, Carrots, Sprouts, Goat Cheese
Basil Leaves, Mozzarella, Tomato
Cheese and Pickle
Sliced Cheddar and Chutney
Falafel, Tabouleh, Tahini Sauce
French Onion
Caramelized Onions, Gruyere Cheese
Grilled Cheese
Various Cheeses
Meatless Reuben
Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut
Mushroom Wellington
Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions
Pesto Delight
Mozzarella Cheese, Pesto, Tomato
Eggplant, Onions, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Italian Seasoning
Red Beans & Rice
Red Beans, Rice
Spinach, Feta Cheese, Dill
Vegetable Sauté (pictured)
Various Roasted Vegetables, Cheese
Cook meat and eggs thoroughly before putting them in your mountain pie.

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. | Source

Sweet Options

Apple Pie
Fresh Sliced Apples, Cream Cheese, Honey, Cinnamon
Honey, Chopped Pistachios, Cream Cheese
Banana Cream Pie
Banana, Cream Cheese, Marshmallow
Birthday Cake
Cookie Crumbles, Frosting, Marshmallow
Black Forest Cake
Chocolate Cookie Crumbles, Cherry Pie Filling, Cream Cheese
Caramel Cheesecake
Cream Cheese, Caramel Sauce
Carrot Cake
Finely Chopped Carrots, Crushed Pineapple (drained), Cream Cheese, Raisins
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Sliced Strawberries and Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Hazelnut
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Chopped Hazelnuts
Coconut Cream Pie
Cream Cheese, Marshmallow, Coconut Flakes
Cookies and Cream
Cream Cheese, Crumbled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Marshmallow
Peanut Butter, Marshmallows
Fruit Pie
Fruit Pie Filling
German Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Chips, Flaked Coconut, Caramel Sauce
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. | Source

More Sweet Options

Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow, Cinnamon,
Crumbled Vanilla Sandwich Cookies, Chopped Pecans, Crushed Pineapple (Drained), Banana
Key Lime Pie
Cream Cheese, Lime Curd, Marshmallow
Lemon Cheesecake
Cream Cheese, Lemon Curd, Marshmallow
Peanut Butter, Jelly or Jam
Peach Pie
Peach Slices, Cream Cheese, Honey, Cinnamon
Cinnamon Raisin
Peanut Butter Cup
Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Pineapple Pie Filling, Maraschino Cherries
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cream Cheese
Raspberry Delight
Brie Cheese, Chocolate, Raspberry Jam
S'Mores (pictured)
Chocolate, Marshmallow, Crumbled Graham Crackers
Strawberry Shortcake (pictured)
Strawberries, Cream Cheese, Marshmallow
Sweet Potato Pie
Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cinnamon, Marshmallow
Cinnamon Raisin
Chocolate Chips, Caramel Sauce

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!

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© 2020 Claudia Mitchell


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    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      12 days ago

      Glad it brought back memories. Thanks for reading.

    • Patty Poet Lajoie profile image

      Patty Poet 

      12 days ago from Suffolk, VA

      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!

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      2 weeks ago

      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 W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      2 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      2 weeks ago

      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.

    • Kailua-KonaGirl profile image


      2 weeks ago from New York

      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!

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      2 weeks ago

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

    • Abby Slutsky profile image

      Abby Slutsky 

      2 weeks ago from Pennsylvania

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


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