Best Camping Pie Irons

You have to admit it, one of the best parts of camping is the food. There’s nothing quite like a delicious meal cooked over a roaring fire after a day of outdoor adventures. If you’ve yet to add a pie iron to your camping cooking supplies, you’re really missing out. This very simple, low-key piece of equipment is just a two-sided iron that closes at the end of a stick. You put it over a fire and cook the contents. Pie irons are used for not just hand pies, but also calzones, sandwiches, just about anything you can cook over a fire. Think of it as a rustic panini press or waffle iron. Ready to add one to your camping gear? Here are three to consider.
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Best for Families

Rome's 1605 Double Pie Iron with Steel and Wood Handles

Cook More at Once with This Oversized Pie Iron. This large pie iron feeds everyone faster.

What We Liked: 

Most pie irons only cook one pie at a time. This one can cook two at once, with two sides, for faster cooking. The cooking head is 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches and the handle is nearly 30 inches. Get it here.

Best Budget Option

Camp Chef Single Round Cooking Iron

In case you don’t really camp that often, enjoy delicious eats on a budget.

What We Liked: 

If you don’t camp all that often, but you would enjoy trying out a pie iron, go with this budget option. It comes ready to cook right out of the box, with a true, seasoned cast iron head. It cooks over both hot coals and camp stoves. It's available here.

Best for Beginner Campers

Coghlan's Cast Iron Cooker

No Need for Chef Skills to Use This Pie Iron. Impress your friends and family with how easily you can turn out delicious camp food.

What We Liked: 

This cast iron cooker is by far the easiest pie iron on this list to use. The two parts of the pie iron are hinged together, so you don’t have to worry about keeping them together yourself when you cook. The near 30-inch handle means you don’t have to stand close to the fire to use it. And, the whole outfit is lightweight, so you don’t end up with sore arms after making just one sandwich or pie. Get it here.