This week’s camping recipe comes from Fresh Off The Grid and this one will have you excited! You can’t go wrong with pizza and this recipe for pie iron pizza pockets will blow your mind, make things fun for the family, and you can make them the way you want with all your favorite fillings! Give it a try today and let us know what you think by sharing a photo to our Community section on our Facebook Page. We love hearing from you. Also, check out Fresh Off The Grid for more of their delicious recipes!
Heat Resistant Gloves
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 packet rapid rise yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup low-moisture shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 4 oz can sliced black olives, drained
- 16 slices pepperoni
Make the dough (can be done ahead of time!): In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, yeast, and salt. Add the oil and water. Using a spoon or fork, mix the ingredients until a dough forms. Add additional flour if it seems too wet, then knead until a ball forms. Cover and let rise 20 minutes. *Alternatively, use pre-made dough.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Working with two pieces at a time, stretch and flatten the dough into roughly 4 ½ x 4 ½ inch squares.
Oil the pie iron and press one square of dough into the bottom plate. Load up your ingredients: 2 tablespoons of sauce followed by the ¼ cup cheese, ¼ of the bell pepper, 1 oz olives, and 4 pepperonis. Top with a second square of dough. Close & lock the pie iron.
Cook over the fire or on top of your campfire embers until the crust is golden brown, flipping as needed to ensure even heat. Exact timing will be variable depending on your campfire intensity, but generally, this will only take 2-3 minutes. Check often!
Remove from the heat, then carefully unlock the pie iron and turn the pizza pocket out.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Be mindful that the iron will be HOT when prepping subsequent pizza pockets. Wait until the iron has cooled, or take extreme care when reloading the iron.
- Pre-Trip Prep: The dough can be made at home ahead of time and stored in a container in your cooler. Remove from cooler 30 minutes before cooking to make it easier to roll out.
- Shortcuts: Instead of making your own pizza dough, you can use premade, store bought dough!