Mountain pie, pudgie, toastie – a pie iron dessert by any other name is still just as sweet. While some might argue about the proper name for these essential campfire cooking devices, we prefer to focus on the foods they can make. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. A pie iron can easily do it all, which is why we recommend them for every RVer.
Before you start cooking any of our pie iron recipes, make sure you’ve got some cooking spray or butter to make removing your goodies easy. Well-seasoned cast iron will also help make cleanup a breeze.
Check out our favorite pie iron dessert recipes below. We’ve listed out the ingredients for each and included links to the full instructions. Just click the recipe name or photo to view. We guarantee these desserts will help you make some sweet memories on your next camping trip.
Pie Iron Dessert Recipes
Is it really considered camping if you don’t have S’mores?? Switch up the marshmallow-sticks-over-the-fire routine for one of these pies from the Jelly Toast blog next time you go RVing. You won’t have to worry about marshmallows falling into the flames, and you’ll get an added hint of cinnamon.
- Cinnamon swirl bread
- Graham crackers, crushed
- Chocolate chips
- Mini marshmallows
If you love pineapple cake, this recipe is sure to hold a special place in your heart. According to the experts at Pudgie Revolution, the trick to getting an Instagram-worthy dessert is letting the cake bake for a few minutes before adding the fruit. If added too soon, the pineapple and cherry will sink into the batter.
- Pineapple cake mix
- Vegetable oil
- Canned pineapple ring
- Maraschino cherry
We love the taste of fresh strawberries in summertime. So it’s no surprise that this recipe from Dirty Gourmet is one of our favorites. Take advantage of plentiful produce at your local farmers’ market, and fill up your pantry and fridge before heading out on your next trip.
- Biscuit dough refrigerated
- Cream cheese, softened
Described as “Valentine’s Day in your mouth”, this sweet pie is a must-try! You could also use chocolate instead of Nutella. Or substitute biscuit dough instead of bread for an even more indulgent treat. Check out this recipe and more on the Toas-Tite Recipes blog.
- White bread
Fair warning: things might get messy with this one! But if you can handle some sticky hands, this Chocolate Monkey Bread from Clean & Scentsible is guaranteed to make smiles and memories. This recipe makes enough to fill two double-size pie irons and 8 servings.
- Refrigerated biscuits
- Brown sugar
- Chocolate cook and serve pudding mix (not instant pudding)
Even if you can’t get a Pumpkin Spice Latte at the campground, you can eat one! The mixture of vanilla, ginger, coffee and pumpkin pie spices will instantly have you longing for comfy sweater season. Try to wait until Fall to make this recipe from Pudgie Revolution.
- Crescent roll seamless dough
- Ginger snap cookies, broken
- Vanilla wafers, broken
- Vanilla pudding cup
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Instant coffee
You can’t go wrong with Twin Dragonfly Design‘s apple turnover, especially when the weather gets cooler. You can make your own apple pie filling or buy a pre-made mix at your grocery store if canning isn’t your style. Combine the ingredients and in 10 minutes you’ll be enjoying dessert.
- Pillsbury country biscuits
- Apple pie filling
For a treat grown-ups will enjoy, try this Pudgie Revolution recipe that combines spice cake mix and brandy-soaked apple and walnut pieces. Make sure to read the directions carefully or you’ll end up with multiple pies (not necessarily a bad thing). The recipe divides the cake mix in thirds to make two pudgie pies.
- Box spice cake mix
- Apple, chopped
- Walnuts, chopped
This Lemon Meringue pie is another simple recipe that is sure to please. Made with lemon curd and white marshmallows, it comes together quickly and cooks just as fast. Check it out at Peter’s Food Adventures.
- White bread
- Lemon curd
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We hope you enjoyed this series! If you loved these recipes, pick up a copy of the Pudgie Revolution cookbook in our Parts store for even more delicious meal ideas to try on your next trip – from appetizers to desserts. This compact book features full-color photos and tons of tips and tricks for pie iron cooking.