Bush Pie: 28 Most Favorite Types

If you love camping, you will be familiar with bush pies. Bush pies are the best meals the be had the outdoors.

A bush pie is a camp cooking. It is a sandwich grilled inside a cast-iron pie iron. The pies are the perfect camp food and the most leisurely best meals that can be made while camping, RV-ing, or picnic in the outdoors.

However, not many people know that there are so many delicious and favorite types of bush pies that you can try. This blog post will talk about bush pies, the 28 most favored types of bush pies, and how to prepare them.

Bush Pie: What is it?

types of bush pies - strawberry pie

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The bush pies are also called by other famous names, such as mountain pies, hobo pies, campfire pies, pie irons, or pudgy pies.

A bush pie is a camp cooking. It is a sandwich grilled inside a cast-iron pie iron (available where camping equipment is sold). The pies are the perfect camp food and the most leisurely best meals that can be made while camping, RV-ing, or picnic in the outdoors.

The imagination only limits the variety of bush pie ingredients. However, we typically make some variation of a pizza bush pie as a main course and either pie filling or thickened local berries for dessert.

Bush Pie Maker Iron Pans

Cast-iron pie iron is the pan that is used to make bush pies. It is also called bush pie iron, campfire cooking iron, campfire pie iron, sandwich iron, or campfire sandwich maker.

The rectangular base of the pie iron is joined by two long handles that can be clasped together, and they are available in single or double sizes.

Pie irons, which are simple in concept and appearance, allow you to toast a sandwich over a campfire by enclosing the ingredients between two slices of bread.

Pie irons come in all shapes and sizes, and their uses are countless. Campers and RVers have come up with various ingenious methods to utilize the pie irons for cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts.

Another advantage of pie irons is that they can be readily stored – whether you have a tiny pop-up camper or a bigger Class C motorhome with more storage.

Bush Pie: 28 Most Favorite Types

Bush pies are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or between. They can be sweet pies or savory pies. There is an unlimited type of pies.

Here are the 40 most favorite types of both sweet and savory bush pies that you can try for your next outings.

Best Pie Irons: Sweet (Campfire Desserts)

Bush Pie: 28 Most Favorite Types
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 #1 Apple Mountain Pies

Apple pies are always the best. Just mix thinly sliced apples with sugar, spread them inside the bread, and cook them over a campfire.

#2 Cherry Pie

Cherry iron pie is very simple to make. Just spread canned cherries as fillings (add sugar if necessary), and you will have excellent desserts.

#3 Chocolate Pie

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate bush pie is as simple as putting chocolate bars inside two slices of bread and cooking them over a campfire.

#4 Nutella and banana

The combination of Nutella spread and banana is always delicious.

#5 Nutella and Marshmallows

Do you want some marshmallows for your dessert? Just have the combination of Nutella and marshmallows for your fillings.

#6 Nutella and Strawberries

This filling is also an all-time favorite. The combination of Nutella and strawberries cannot go wrong.

#7 Peanut Butter and Jelly

The classic PB & J fillings make you feel at home.

#8 Honey and Peanut butter

Do you want something nutty, sweet, and healthy? Just have honey and peanut butter fillings.

#9 Apples and Cinnamon Sugar

When apples and sugar are not enough, add a dash of cinnamon, and your pie will taste much better.

#10 Apple Butter and Fruit

Have apple butter and fruit filling for healthy desserts.

#11 Chocolate Chip Cookie Pudgy Pies

Just bring your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough while camping. When it’s time to cook, just put it inside the bread to have delicious desserts.

#12 Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Stuff the french toast with blueberry and cream cheese fillings for a tasty breakfast.

#13 S’more Pudgy Pie

Top your marshmallow with chocolate bars, graham crackers, and other ingredients for a tasty treat.

#14 Pumpkin Pie

Mix canned pumpkin pie filling with a dash of nutmeg and ginger, and you will have excellent pumpkin pies.

Best Pie Irons: Savory

Bush Pie: 28 Most Favorite Types
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These pies are usually also called Pie Iron Pizza Pockets or Campfire Pie Iron Pizza.

#1 Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Grilled Cheese

This is a classic combination, and it will taste much better when you cook the sandwiches over the campfire.

Just have some bread with mozzarella cheese slices inside while camping. When it’s time to eat, add basil leaves and tomato slices to the cheese for a fantastic sandwich.

#2 Mozzarella Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza

The smell of melting mozzarella cheese and pepperoni make you drool.

Just add some filling like pizza sauce, chopped ham, and sliced bell peppers before cooking over the campfire. Yummy!

#3 Spinach, bacon, feta, mushrooms, and onion

Have some toast with feta cheese and shredded mozzarella while camping. Add bacon bits, chopped mushrooms, spinach leaves, and onion slices on top of the cheese for a tasty treat when it’s time to eat.

#4 Sausage, scrambled egg, and cheddar cheese

If you feel like having a savory breakfast, this is the perfect one for you. Just add some cheese and sausage with scrambled eggs inside while camping—top everything with cheddar cheese slices when it’s time to eat before cooking over the campfire.

#5 Avocado, scrambled egg, bacon, and tomato

Top your toast with avocado while camping. Add scrambled eggs and bacon bits and sliced tomatoes on top of the avocados for a fantastic treat.

#6 Ham and cheese

Just put some cheese and ham on top of the bread while camping. Cook everything over the campfire until the cheeses are melted nicely.

#7 Tuna Salad and Cheddar Cheese

Mix some tuna salad from canned tuna, top with cheddar cheese, and cook until the cheese melts.

#8 Spicy Grilled Cheese

Add some sliced jalapeño peppers and pepper jack cheese to the bread while camping. When it’s time to eat, cook everything over a campfire for a delicious spicy treat.

#9 The Monte Cristo

Dip the bread in an egg before putting them in the pan. Add ham and swiss cheese on top of the bread, and then spread it with mustard and mayonnaise. That makes the perfect Monte Cristo in the outdoors.

#10 Coney Dog Pie

Fill the bread with chili, cheddar cheese, and chopped onions while camping when it’s time to eat, and drizzle the pies with ketchup to make them taste like the real coney dogs.

#11 Sheperd’s Bush Pie and Mash

Mix some mashed potatoes and ground beef inside the bread, add shredded cheddar cheese on top of everything, and cook until all ingredients are cooked nicely.

#12 Chicken Pot Pie

Mix some shredded chicken, peas, and carrots inside the bread while camping—top everything with mashed potatoes before cooking over the campfire for a tasty treat.

#13 Cheeseburger Pies

Add some pickles and ground beef, shredded cheese inside the bread while camping when it’s time to eat, and drizzle ketchup on top of everything for a delicious cheeseburger treat.

#14 Pie Iron Tasty Tacos

Top your tortillas with ground beef, chopped cheese, and salsa before putting them inside the pie iron. Cook everything over the campfire until all ingredients are cooked nicely.

Bush Pie Recipes

Breakfast Mountain Pies

Making bush pies is pretty simple. Just toss everything you want in the pies inside the sandwich, then cook them with the camping iron.


What you need:

  • A camping cooking iron
  • Sliced bread
  • Non-stick spray or butter
  • Filling of your choice

What to do:

  1. Spray both sides of the iron with a non-stick spray.
  2. Butter two slices of bread and butter on both sides. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  3. Put a slice of bread on one side, spread your favorite fillings on the other side, put another piece of bread on top, close the sandwich maker tightly, remove leftover bread, and toast it over a fire.
  4. Rotate the iron every minute until everything is melted evenly and the bread is golden brown (about 4 minutes).

Apple Mountain Pie Recipe

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • Apples – Thinly sliced so they can cook over a campfire.
  • Bread – White bread is best for campfire pies.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter or even margarine
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar


  1. Thinly slice the apples.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl. Except for the bread and butter, mix them until it is combined well.
  3. Butter two pieces of bread on both sides.
  4. Put a piece of bread on the bottom of the pie cooker. Fill it with apple filling, then put another piece of bread on top and close the lid.
  5. Hold the heated pan over the fire until each side is brown.

Pizza Mountain Pies

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 1 tablespoon pizza sauce
  • 4 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 slices pepperoni
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper, optional


  1. Spread butter over bread slices. Place one piece in the pie iron, buttered side down.
  2. Spread pizza sauce on the bread. Put pepperoni, cheese, and green pepper on top of the sauce. Close the iron.
  3. Cook over a hot campfire until the cheese melts and the outside of it becomes golden-brown. Cook for 3-6 minutes, turning occasionally.

See also: 21 Easy Breakfast Ideas When Camping.