Pie Iron Ham and Cheese Cresents

Hello friends!!  My kids love comfort food when we are camping in the great outdoors.  Grilled cheese is usually a staple at home so why not bring this family favorite along for the ride?  With a few simple ingredients we can create a quick, easy Ham & Cheese Crescent that the kids love!

I love taking as much of the work as possible out of meal prep while camping.  To that end I often purchase pre sliced cheese and meat as well as bread in a can LOL.  Pizza dough, biscuits and these crescent rolls are a fun change from the traditional loaf of bread.  But two slices of bread would totally work for this recipe as well!  So if you are a traditionalist… go for it! *wink*


I love Pie Irons for cooking while camping.  We also call them camp cookers.  It is essentially a cast iron sandwich maker that you can heat over the open fire.  We use it year round and it works like a charm over the propane fire as well (whenever there is a fire ban in place).  You can purchase a Pie Iron straight from Amazon or find them at Canadian Tire or other outdoor specialty stores.

For this simple camping recipe you will need…

Ingredients:

Sliced ham

Sliced cheddar cheese

Pillsbury crescent rolls (or a loaf of bread)

Non-stick cooking spray (optional)

Directions:

Spray the interior of the pie iron with non stick spray.

Layer 1 crescent, 1 slice of cheese, 1 piece of ham, 1 slice of cheese and 1 cresent.

Close and latch the pie iron.

Cook over the fire, opening the iron to check progress periodically.

Cook for approximately 5 mins per side depending on how hot the fire is.

With crescent dough it is best to cook slowly over low heat to bake the dough adequately.

Pie Iron Ham and Cheese Cresents
 
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Recipe type: Camping
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Pillsbury crescent rolls (or a loaf of bread)
  • Non-stick cooking spray (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spray the interior of the pie iron with non stick spray.
  2. Layer 1 crescent, 1 slice of cheese, 1 piece of ham, 1 slice of cheese and 1 cresent.
  3. Close and latch the pie iron.
  4. Cook over the fire, opening the iron to check progress periodically.
  5. Cook for approximately 5 mins per side depending on how hot the fire is.
  6. With crescent dough it is best to cook slowly over low heat to bake the dough adequately.

Mmmm I can almost taste the melty cheese and ham hidden within each crescent pocket!  Yum, yum!

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