Stoltzfus Eats: Mountain Pies
For today's Stoltzfus Eats post, we're featuring a family favorite - Mountain Pies! Cooked over the campfire, this is a tasty option that is easily customizable and can be used for a main dish or dessert! One tip: mountain pies (also called campfire pies, or pie irons) are best when cooked over a bed of coals, so make sure to start your campfire in advance to ensure the fire has burned down. If you try to cook your mountain pies in flames, you may end up with a burnt meal!
Mountain Pie Recipes
Each Mountain Pie begins with buttered sandwich bread. Filling Options:
Mountain pie option 1: Stoltzfus original sausage, sliced or chunked Pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese, Marinara sauce
Mountain pie option 2: Sliced or chunked Stoltzfus Boneless Smoked Ham, Sliced Swiss cheese, Sliced cheddar cheese
Mountain pie option 3: Marshmallows, Fresh Ground Peanut Butter, Chocolate bars
Instructions: Build a campfire. Allow to burn down until a good bed of coals has built up. Butter two pieces of bread. Place the bread in the mountain pie iron, buttered side down. Fill with desired toppings. Close mountain pie iron. Trim off any excess bread. Put the mountain pie iron over the coals. Periodically flip the iron over, checking the mountain pie as you flip to ensure that it is not burning. When the bread is golden brown, remove from the fire, let cool for a few moments, and enjoy!
The Ritual: More Than Just a Meal
Beyond the delectable flavors, making and enjoying mountain pies holds a special place in outdoor culture. It's a time-honored tradition that brings people together around the campfire, creating memories that last a lifetime. The process of assembling the pies, waiting for them to toast to perfection, and sharing stories as you savor each bite – it's a ritual that embodies the essence of camping camaraderie. And it's one made all the more memorable with quality ingredients.
Adventure in Every Bite
Whether you're camping in the wilderness, enjoying a backyard bonfire, or simply looking to infuse a touch of adventure into your meals, mountain pies offer a delectable and charming solution. Their simplicity belies their ability to transport you to a world of culinary creativity, shared laughter, and the joy of unplugging from the everyday hustle. So, next time you find yourself surrounded by nature's beauty and the warmth of a campfire, don't forget to embrace the magic and ease of mountain pies. With every bite, you're not just enjoying a delicious treat – you're indulging in an experience that connects you to nature, to tradition, and to the simple pleasures of life.