Have you ever gone camping or had a backyard campfire with your family? Did you ever make campfire apple pie? You know those pie presses where you place some apple or cherry pie filling between two pieces of buttered bread, press it all in the pie press, and place the pie irons in the campfire. When it comes out, you have this deliciously crisp, gooey apple pie.
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I was craving campfire apple pie recently. But, being that I was not anywhere near a campfire I was trying to figure out how to recreate the experience. Then I remembered that sitting in the back of my cabinet was a George Foreman grill. So while it’s not exactly the same as a pie press in an open fire, I decided to give it a try.
Thinking about it, you could also use a sandwich press, which I think would provide the best possible results or panini press, which would be similar.
I decided to try two different versions. The buttered bread version, and also a version using tortillas.
I think the results were wonderful. Both gave the flavor I was looking for, but the buttered bread was more reminiscent of the campfire pie pockets that I was craving.
Since I’m trying to eat healthier, I decided to nix the canned pie filling and just make my own. I used my apple peeler/corer to peel and slice my apples, then diced them small. I sprinkled in a teaspoon of cinnamon and a 1/2 T. of Pyure Sweetener. You could certainly use sugar instead but you’ll probably want 2T and 1 T. of melted butter. You can certainly use a canned pie filling if that’s what you prefer and it would make the process even easier.
Oh– goodness the flavor takes me back!
What apple pie memories do you have?
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