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polkadotsuitcase
07-25-2009, 01:03 PM
Okay, this is totally going to fall in the category of "things you could live the rest of your life never knowing," but I thought I'd toss it out there anyway.

If you use those tubes of crescent rolls to make pie iron snacks over the campfire (or the grill if you're at the Fort): Now there's a tube of crescent rolls that just come as a complete sheet, no perforations. So you don't have to take the extra 3.4 seconds to pinch the dotted lines together when you're making pudgie pies in the pie iron! Woohoo! What will you do with all that extra time?

So...is this "change your life info?" No. But If you can get to dessert quicker, it's all good in my book.:goodvibes

BradyBz12
07-25-2009, 01:28 PM
I don't know... it may actually change MY life. :goodvibes

4daubers
07-25-2009, 02:43 PM
I'm curious...what's a pudgie pie and how do you make it? Always learning something new on the boards!

Memph1s
07-25-2009, 05:51 PM
You can also use Filo dough for a super flaky, guaranteed to make a mess on your shirt, wonderful dessert.

LarryJ
07-26-2009, 05:01 AM
We like to take the crescents and make ham and cheese pocket sandwiches out of them.

Larry

polkadotsuitcase
07-26-2009, 05:33 AM
I'm curious...what's a pudgie pie and how do you make it? Always learning something new on the boards!

It's the general term for any "sandwich" type snack/meal/dessert you make in a pie iron -- basically two pieces of bread/tortilla/crescent roll/etc. with a filling sealed inside and heated over the fire. Mmmmmmm.....

polkadotsuitcase
07-26-2009, 05:36 AM
I don't know... it may actually change MY life. :goodvibes

:rotfl: Mine two...like adding a couple pounds to my waistline!

Meph1s and LarryJ, sounds like you guys already have the pudgie pie thing down to a science! ;)

DaveInTN
07-26-2009, 03:32 PM
You can also use Filo dough for a super flaky, guaranteed to make a mess on your shirt, wonderful dessert.
Well, I've done the bread, done the crescent rolls, and love them. But Filo dough??!! You HAD to go and tell me that, didn't you? I gained enough weight on my last camping trip without that tidbit of knowledge. Thanks a bunch Memph1s! As long as you've let that cat out of its bag...what would you suggest I fill my little pudgie filo bombs with? I'm thinking walnuts, cinnamon, butter and honey...sort of like pie iron baklava. What do you do?

liv luvs disney
07-26-2009, 04:54 PM
Well, I've done the bread, done the crescent rolls, and love them. But Filo dough??!! You HAD to go and tell me that, didn't you? I gained enough weight on my last camping trip without that tidbit of knowledge. Thanks a bunch Memph1s! As long as you've let that cat out of its bag...what would you suggest I fill my little pudgie filo bombs with? I'm thinking walnuts, cinnamon, butter and honey...sort of like pie iron baklava. What do you do?

Okay, I'm salivating!

4daubers
07-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Oh....we call these surprise pockets...but pudgie pocket is more appropriate. Now the filo with cinnamon, butter and walnuts will be a new favorite I'm sure.

Memph1s
07-26-2009, 06:13 PM
I'm thinking walnuts, cinnamon, butter and honey...sort of like pie iron baklava. What do you do?
Yes that is wonderful.
You can also do cinnamon, butter, little sugar and any kind of fruit you like or any kind of caned pie filling, finish them off with a dusting of powdered sugar and/or coco. They can also be topped with whip cream or ice cream. The really torturous part is letting it set on a plate to cool so the pie filling does not incinerate the roof of your mouth. Believe me you will not make that mistake twice no matter how hard it is to wait.

mrsscooter
07-26-2009, 08:27 PM
Ok, so do you spray your iron and then press the crescent rolls in to each side and then fill? I know when I make pizza with the crescent rolls the dough is like elastic and shrinks back, how do you do this without the "shrinkage"....sorry, maybe I am just having a blond moment. How long do you leave yours in the coals.

*** Side note......we toast crescent rolls on the end of a 3" dowl that is buttered. Once they are a nice golden brown, they slip right off the end and we fill them with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce...mm mm good.

BradyBz12
07-27-2009, 10:21 AM
I fill my little pudgie filo bombs with? I'm thinking walnuts, cinnamon, butter and honey...sort of like pie iron baklava.

We'll be right over!!! :lmao:

Some of my favorites are:

cherry pie filling
peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow fluff
sliced bananas and chocolate
ANYthing and cheese
heck anything and chocolate!

polkadotsuitcase
07-27-2009, 12:15 PM
Well, I'm not waiting to go camping to try some of these...I'm gonna fire up the grill tonight! :goodvibes

Thanks for all the great suggestions!

des1954
07-27-2009, 12:29 PM
Plain ol grocery store brand white bread is what I've used. Never thought about crescent rolls, filo dough, pizza dough. I tried canned biscuits once and ended up with a mess. Hmmmm, a toasted baklavah....hmmmmmm. Cinnamon, honey, nuts, a little butter.......I think you're on to something here. How does anyone think egg roll wrappers would work?

ftwildernessguy
07-27-2009, 03:27 PM
, how do you do this without the "shrinkage".....

I hate shrinkage. Me and George Costanza.

DaveInTN
07-27-2009, 03:39 PM
How does anyone think egg roll wrappers would work?
You know Deb, I bet that would work. Spray the iron good with Pam, and lay the egg roll wrapper on one side. You could use leftover lo mein or almost any kind of Chinese food, or you could pan fry some cabbage, bean sprouts, mushrooms, a little pork....anything you like along these lines. Lay another wrapper on top or fold over, and close the iron. Yum!

Tri-circle-D
07-27-2009, 04:24 PM
OK, true confession time.

I have camped all my life.

I have cooked some pretty good meals over a campfire and in dutch ovens, or, while at the Fort, a propane camp stove.

I have two of these pie iron things that I received as a gift years ago.

And, I've never used them. In fact, I have never even brought them along on a camping trip.

So, someone tell me. How do you use these things with a charcoal grill? Do you put the iron in the coals? Or, on top of the grill? How do you know when it's done?

How about some basic instructions?

And some easy beginner recipes?

TCD

liv luvs disney
07-27-2009, 04:52 PM
We'll be right over!!! :lmao:

Some of my favorites are:

cherry pie filling
peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow fluff
sliced bananas and chocolate
ANYthing and cheese
heck anything and chocolate!

We have a saying in our house:
"You can never have too much cheese or chocolate"
These are 2 ingredients I simply do not measure!

DaveInTN
07-27-2009, 07:42 PM
So, someone tell me. How do you use these things with a charcoal grill? Do you put the iron in the coals? Or, on top of the grill? How do you know when it's done?

How about some basic instructions?

And some easy beginner recipes?

TCD
TCD - they are a fun and easy way to cook with kids or teens. I've never used them with a charcoal grill, as I always use them in a campfire (not at the Fort of course!), but I see no reason why you couldn't. You would put them right in the HOT coals. Most people start with plain white bread. You don't need to, but I prefer the results when the bread is buttered. Otherwise the bread will be dry. i also spray the iron with Pam to prevent sticking..but I suppose the butter would do that anyways.

You have to play around with timing to see when they are done. I usually put the iron in the coals for a few minutes, then flip and leave for a couple more minutes.

A basic recipe to try it out is to do pizzas. White bread, a little bit of sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you like. My kids prefer just pepperoni, I like some onion, sausage, peppers, or whatever. Another easy one is ham and cheese. Just put together, close the iron, and put in the coals until cooked. You'll know when the bread gets browned, just like if you were grilling on the stove.

You can also make easy desserts with white bread or crescent rolls dough from those cans in the refrigerator case. Fill when your favorite pie filling from a can. Those might take a couple minutes longer than the sandwiches, but YUM.

I also like to do reubens. Use rye or pumpernickel, corned beef or turkey, saurkraut, and swiss cheese. I add my thousand island dressing after its cooked so it doesn't get soggy. This is one of my favorites. The key is to butter the bread well, and let it cook until the bread is nice and toasty. I put the iron right on some hot coals, and check it every couple minutes.

Finally, I've found lots of interesting ideas by Googling "pie iron recipes", or something similar. Especially for desserts...there are lots of great ideas out there. Try them out TCD! I think you'll enjoy them. If you'll be at the Fort Thanksgiving weekend we should have a pie iron party!

Tri-circle-D
07-28-2009, 09:24 AM
Thanks, Dave!

I will have to dust of my pie irons and give them a try.

I currently have ressies for Thanksgiving week, but I probably am going to cut the trip short. My oldest DD started college, and we have some important football games to attend. I probably will be in Gainesville on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. But, we will see how it goes.

TCD

2goofycampers
07-28-2009, 12:41 PM
Contest winning pie iron recipes.

http://www.pieiron.com/contest.htm

http://www.greatcamps.com/pie-iron-dinners-recipes-contest-7.htm


I think I see a few pie irons in my future.


Do you recommend aluminum or cast iron?

DaveInTN
07-28-2009, 01:20 PM
Do you recommend aluminum or cast iron?
I am partial to cast iron. It gets ultra hot and retains heat well, so it browns the bread really nice. Plus, it seems sturdier and "manlier". Of course, cooking baklava in the pie iron eliminates any manliness....unless you are drinking beer while cooking! :rotfl:

Tri-circle-D
07-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Denise- Thanks for posting those recipes!

I understand these pie irons now.

They are just redneck panini makers.

Mine are coming with me on my next visit to the Fort.

I'll even post some photos!

TCD

DaveInTN
07-28-2009, 05:20 PM
Denise- Thanks for posting those recipes!

I understand these pie irons now.

They are just redneck panini makers.

Mine are coming with me on my next visit to the Fort.

I'll even post some photos!

TCD
That's the spirit TCD! Somehow I expect we'll get more than just a couple photos of pie irons sitting in a grill. I hope to see 30 or 40 shots of pie irons, the stuff you put in pie irons, the stuff you drink while putting stuff in pie irons, people enjoying drinking while putting stuff in pie irons, TCD's daughters harassing him about drinking while putting stuff in pie irons, TCD driving a golf cart while chasing his daughters with a pie iron, etc...OH, and of course, people enjoying the food that comes out of the pie irons!

I can't wait for that trip report! :banana:

Tri-circle-D
07-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Dave- Thanks so much for the photo ideas! I will try a couple more- like: TCD sliding down the small slides in the splash zone while enjoying a piece of pie iron Baklava; TCD enjoying a pie iron Reuben sandwich while being chased down the Wilderness Swamp trail by security; TCD spraying burn spray on his hands and the roof of his mouth after too much pie iron fun. It sounds like a fun trip!

TCD

4daubers
07-28-2009, 07:53 PM
Too bad there isn't a pie iron with the Fort Wilderness logo/Fort Fiend on it...that would make it too perfect. You know that pudgie pies will now be a FW must do...too much fun!

Judy in Texas
11-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Bumping this fun thread back to the top. Lots of good "pudgie pie" ideas for those of us who are new to DisBoard. I need to dig my pie irons out of the garage!

ElementCamper
11-16-2009, 10:08 AM
Wow, I too have two pie irons I bought to use camping. Have they ever had heat applied to them? NO!

You guys and gals have inspired me to do some cooking, mine will be used over a campstove though, I never do fires at the fort.:thumbsup2

mamaloya
11-16-2009, 10:20 AM
So...is this "change your life info?" No. But If you can get to dessert quicker, it's all good in my book.:goodvibes

This TOTALLY changed my life. I am gonna have to try this. :cheer2:

Judy in Texas
11-16-2009, 10:44 AM
Check out the www.pudgiepies.com website. I didn't know there were so many pie iron styles. I ordered a cast iron waffle iron to use on the next camping trip. It will be great for the coleman stove or in the house.

polkadotsuitcase
11-16-2009, 05:29 PM
Okay, I just winterized the camper and sadly looked at my pie irons sitting in the storage compartment...so I'm taking this thread as a sign to have a backyard campfire!

One of our new fave pie iron recipes: crescent dough, caramel squares, chocolate chips, and pecans -- a hot, yummy turtle!