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Hobo Pie Recipe
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Hobo Pie

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"My family has gone camping every summer since I was very young, and one of the things we always make at least once is a hobo pie. Made using bread and your choice of filling, hobo pies are quick, cheap, easy, fun, and very adaptable to everyone's needs! Hobo Pie irons are available at camping or outdoors stores."

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Original recipe makes 1 Hobo pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    3 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    6 mins


  1. Spray a hobo pie toaster with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly spread one side of each slice of bread with softened butter. Lay a slice of bread, butter side down, into the toaster. Spoon on pie filling, and top with second slice of bread, butter side up.
  2. Close up toaster, and cook over a hot campfire, turning occasionally, until the pie is hot and golden brown, about 4 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 06, 2006

We do this as well and love it, but we call them "pie irons". We trim off any extra bread that's sticking out and make sure it's closed completely and your bread is sealed together. We do many variations though including using cherry, peach or blueberry pie filling; peanut butter, marshmallow and chocolate chips (or a piece of Hershey's chocolate bar); we also love the pizza ones we make with pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese (you can also add green pepper, mushrooms, onion or whatever you like on your pizza). It also makes a great grilled cheese and ham 'pie'. Just remember to place the ingredients in the center of the bread and don't overfill! Use small amounts until you get the feel for it and know just how much you can put in it. The variations are limitless with these- just use your imagination and create whatever your family likes! Happy Camping! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2010

Was not a fan. May do what others reviewed and try pizza ones next time.

Jul 20, 2009

We always called these Mountain Pies, and they are perfect for camping! FYI - it is possible to make them with a George Foreman Grill or other countertop grill - lol. We've also made them with Cherry pie filling, pizza-style, chipped-ham and cheese, and with pre-cooked scrambled eggs and bacon with a slice of cheese melted inside. Mmmmm....

Jul 29, 2010

We always called these Pudgy Pies. They are wonderful made with biscuit dough and filled with fresh raspberries or strawberries. Refrigerated biscuits would work well, too, I am sure. I have made them with biscuit dough, cinnamon sugar and raisins - great little coffee cakes. Whatever you call them , they are definitely a 5 star recipe.

Jul 27, 2008

I love these! My family also calls them Hobo Pies. Our favorites are pizza pies & cherry pies. For pizza pies, butter the bread as usual, then use ready-to-use pizza sauce, mozarella cheese, and pepperoni. Another idea is to use peanut butter, a marshmallow, and a chocolate bar for a Rocky Road treat. Be careful with the irons and the pies because they are VERY HOT.

Aug 05, 2009

We also call these "Pudgie Pies" and often make pizza ones. There really is no need to butter the bread though, if you already sprayed the pan with the non-stick cooking spray. Save yourself a few calories!

Jul 05, 2007

We mak these all the time during camp trips but we call them "Pudgy Pies" and we dust them with powdered sugar. We also make Pizza Pudgy Pies with spaghetti sauce mozzarella and sausage. Yummmmmmmm!!!!!

Aug 31, 2010

Any pie filling will work. Toasted cheese or ham and cheese is also good made this way.


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  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 490 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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