Mountain Pies

During my camping trip last weekend I made mountain pies for dinner.  For those of you horribly deprived people who don’t know what a mountain pie is, they’re sandwiches you make in a pie iron.  In my case we always make pizza grilled cheese so we load sandwich up with mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, and pepperoni, this time I threw in some extra pickled jalapenos we had laying around because, well, why not?  While these are especially delicious made in the pie iron over the fire, the good news is you can just as easily make them in the comfort of your kitchen just like you would a regular grilled cheese.

Mountain Pies in Pie Iron

First gather your ingredients.

Mountain Pie Ingredients

Spoon some tomato sauce over one slice of bread per sandwich.

Pizza Sauce

Sprinkle some mozzarella on top (or used sliced cheese if you have that on hand).


Top with pepperoni slices.


And jalapenos if you want some spice.


Then top with the other slice of bread and the outside of the sandwich with butter.

Butter Bread

Heat the pie iron over the fire for a few minutes, wipe with canola oil to prevent sticking, and then place the sandwiches inside.  Put the pie iron over the fire, flipping every few minutes.

Pie Iron on Fire

When the sandwiches are nice and golden brown, carefully take them out of the pie iron.

Mountain Pies in Pie Iron

Serve them up and enjoy the gooey deliciousness that is a mountain pie.

Mountain Pies



Mountain Pies

Serves 2


4 slices of bread

2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or 2 slices)

8 slices pepperoni

jalapeno peppers


canola oil

– Coat a double pie iron with canola oil and heat over the fire

– Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce a piece onto 2 slices of bread

– Sprinkle 1/3 cup of cheese per sandwich over the pizza sauce

– Arrange 4 slices of pepperoni per sandwich over the pizza sauce

– Add jalapenos if desired

– Top with remaining slices of bread, and spread both sides of the sandwich with butter

– Place the sandwiches in the pie iron and close

Cook over the fire, turning every few minutes until the sandwiches are golden brown (about 8 minutes depending on heat of the fire and placement of pie iron)

Carefully remove the sandwiches from the pie iron and serve

One Response to Mountain Pies

  1. sani panini says:

    Looks fun and delish!

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