Melissa's Cuisine: Pizza Pies

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pizza Pies

Melissa's Cuisine: Pizza Pies
Something about fall just screams "bonfires" to me. Maybe it's the cooler nights and crispness in the air. Maybe it's the memories of high school football games followed by bonfires at my friend's house. Whatever it is, I love spending the evening sitting around a warm campfire, enjoying good company and good food.

Especially the food.

Last year I built a fire pit in our back yard.  We've enjoyed making s'mores and just sitting around the fire. Last week, for the first time ever, Mike suggested that we cook our dinner over the fire.  He didn't have to ask twice, and so once Summer was sleeping, we headed out to cook!

Mike calls these Pizza Tonkas and I call them Hobo Pies...whatever they may be called in your family, they are guaranteed to please!  I prepared the ingredients inside the house and brought the prepared sandwiches outside for us to grill.  Please excuse the pictures, Mike got a little impatient while cooking his sandwich and stuck the cooker completely in the fire which resulted in a very burnt sandwich!  I took my time to cook mine, but still did not end up with the perfectly golden brown sandwich I desired!

The great thing about these sandwiches is that you can customize them however you want!  We stuck with simple pizza ingredients--sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, but you could certainly add additional toppings like mushrooms or sausage.  We also enjoy putting apple pie filling between two pieces of bread to make apple pies.  In fact, last year, I put peanut butter, Nutella, and some marshmallows in mine and ended up with a decadent dessert sandwich!
Melissa's Cuisine: Pizza Pies
Pizza Pies

Sandwich bread
Pizza sauce
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni slices
Additional toppings as desired: sausage, mushrooms, ham etc.

1. Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.

2. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of pizza sauce on the un-buttered side of the bread.

3. Top sauce with cheese, pepperoni, and any other desired toppings.  Cover with another piece of bread, butter side out.

4. Place the assembled sandwich into a greased Square Pie Iron.

5. Cook sandwiches over a hot fire for approximately 5 minutes per side.  Carefully open pie irons and slide the sandwich onto a plate.  Be careful--it will be hot!
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