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Mountain Pies

Mountain pies are one of the easiest and best tasting recipes to eat around the campfire. You only need 3 easy ingredients to enjoy these homemade pies for an after dinner dessert.

And would you believe the hardest part of preparing mountain pies is deciding which delicious fruit pie filling to use? Growing up my favorite was always apple; now I find myself leaning towards cherry. Whichever fruit filling you use, this homemade campfire dessert is ready in minutes and tastes absolutely heavenly.

Black square mountain pie maker with sandwich bread and cherry pie filling.

You will find this pie recipe to be a roaring success and the beginning of a new family tradition. I favored these desserts growing up and have enjoyed them while eating gluten and dairy free. Now my children look forward to these on camping trips too.

A slice of bread with cherry pie filling

recipe tips and notes

  • mountain pie maker— if you’ve been searching for a good brand, consider this one
  • dairy free butter— my go-to is Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  • gluten and dairy free bread Udi’s Soft Sandwich Bread slices fit perfectly in these pie makers.
  • fruit pie filling ideasLucky Leaf premium cherry pie filling, apple pie filling, or peach. Look for the gluten free label.
A slice of bread with cherry pie filling
A slice of bread with cherry pie filling
Cherry pie filling sandwiched between to slices of bread in a pie maker by the campfire.

more camping recipe ideas

  • marinated shish kabobs-– these are our must-have every camping trip. I prepare the meat and veggies the day before we leave to camp, placing them in the marinade over night. We look forward to enjoying this meal once we’ve arrived at our camping spot.
  • breakfast burritos— if you’re looking for an easy, make ahead breakfast meal, this is it. And it’s so full of flavor.
  • allergen friendly food camping guide— this is your MUST HAVE guide to eating gluten and dairy free while camping. You’ll find delicious and easy meal ideas to keep you safe and full.
Cherry pie filling sandwiched between to slices of bread.


These mountain pies are a camping must! You will love preparing these over the campfire and eating a warm pie filled with your favorite fruit filling. Again, with just 3 ingredients you can’t go wrong.

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Mountain Pies

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 8 pies
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 2 slices GF DF bread
  • 2 tsp DF butter
  • ¼ c GF pie filling of your choice (cherry, apple, peach)


  • Butter a slice of bread and place butter side down into a mountain pie maker.
  • Add the pie filling to the center of the bread.
  • Then butter another slice of bread and place it butter side up over the pie filling.
  • Assemble the mountain pie maker and place over the campfire. Toast both sides 4-5 minutes depending on campfire placement. Watch over carefully as pies can burn quickly.
  • Once mountain pie is toasted carefully remove from the maker by flipping onto a plate. Allow pie to cool for 5 minutes as it will be very hot.
  • Repeat this process for more pies. One 21 ounce pie filling can makes 8 pies.
  • Optional– add a scoop of DF vanilla ice cream.

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