Hobo Pies

Everyone has a different name for them: hobo pies, pie irons, mountain pies, or pudgy pies, but we can all agree they are delicious!  Here is a list of some combinations to try while on your next camping trip.

hobo pie maker Photo by RichardBH Flikr Creative Commons

Hobo Pie Maker/Photo by RichardBH Flikr Creative Commons


What You Will Need

  1. A camping cooking iron (it looks like a small cast iron panini press with a long handle)

  2. Sliced bread

  3. Non-stick spray or butter

  4. Filling of your choice 

How to Make a Hobo Pie

  1. Spray both sides of the iron with a non-stick spray.

  2. Lay a piece of bread on one side, spread on your favorite fillings, put another slice of bread on top, tightly close the iron, trim off excess bread if necessary, and toast it over the fire.

  3. Rotate the iron every minute or so until everything is melted evenly, and the bread is golden brown (about 4 minutes).

Filling Combinations to Try


  • Nutella and banana
  • Nutella and Marshmallows
  • Nutella and Strawberries
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Honey and Peanut butter
  • Apples and Cinnamon Sugar
  • Apple Butter and Fruit
  • Any canned pie filling


  • Mozzarella Cheese and Pepperoni
  • Spinach, bacon, feta, mushrooms, and onion
  • Sausage, scrambled egg, and cheddar cheese
  • Avocado, scrambled egg, bacon, and tomato
  • Ham and cheese
  • Tuna Salad and Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter, garlic, salt

Last updated: May 16, 2016