10 Hobo Pie Recipes to Prepare Over an Open Fire

Call them what you like, pie irons, mountain pies, or pudgy pies, there's nothing like enjoying a hobo pie around the campfire. A hot sandwich, the Hobo Pie is traditionally prepared using a camping cooking iron (think a cast iron panini press), pieces of bread, and a variety of fillings ranging from sweet to savory. We highly recommend making one of these camping recipes on your next camping trip, you won't regret it!

How to Use a Pie Iron

First time using a pie iron? Follow these steps to keep it seasoned and ready to go the next time a hankering for a pie iron recipe hits your lips.

  1. Clean the pie iron with soap and water then let dry completely.
  2. Coat the pie iron with vegetable oil or cooking spray, then place the pie iron over an open flame fire pit for 15 minutes. Remove from the fire and wipe out the oil. Repeat the step, coating the iron in oil then placing over the campfire for 15 minutes. Let cool, recoat in oil, then you should be good to go.

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10 Hobo Pie Recipes to Eat While Camping

Breakfast Hobo Pies

Country Living is easy with this recipe idea! Using eggs, cheese, and sausage, this breakfast hobo pie is sure to start your morning on the right foot.

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Easy Pie Iron Stuffed French Toast

50 Campfires

Do you love French toast? All you need to make this campfire cooking recipe a reality are 2 slices cinnamon swirl bread, chopped walnuts, cream cheese, banana slices, butter, and maple syrup for serving. Is this the best camping breakfast? You let us know.

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Blueberry Cheese Pudgy Pies


Sweet and savory this camper meal put together blueberry pie filling, cream cheese, and mozzarella cheese all loaded in between two slices of bread. The pudgie pie is done when the white bread is golden brown and the filling is warm and melted.

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Caramel Apple Pudgy Pie

Load up a slice of bread with apple pie filling, caramel sauce, and ground cinnamon. Butter your bread and place it butter side out, then toast the campfire pies over an open flame until golden brown.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pudgy Pie

Spread strawberry pie filling and cream cheese on bread, then toast until golden brown. Who knew cheesecake and grilling dessert recipes were camping food?

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Camp Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Homemade Heather

If you want something a little bit more fancy than a grilled cheese, I highly recommend this campfire recipe. Sirlion, peppers, onion, and provolone cheese make this recipe a hit.

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S'Mores Mountain Pie

Dessert is served! Top your bread with chocolate chips, marshmallows, even peanut butter, and toast until melted and golden brown.

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Campfire Pizza Hobo Pie

Slap some pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese on slices of white bread and you've got yourself a camping pizza.

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Garlic Grilled Cheese Mountain Pie

Reuse Grow Enjoy

Grilled cheese sandwiches are classic hobo pies. Add a little spice with minced garlic and parsley.

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Caprese Mountain Pie

Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, how can you go wrong?

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