Pie irons are a traditional way of cooking over the campfire. This sandwich recipe brings the classic Caprese flavors of tomato, mozzarella, and basil into a delightful, melty, and gooey toasted sandwich. If you don’t have fresh basil, jarred pesto makes a nice substitute.
This recipe is just for one person but you can make as many of these as you want. They are the perfect hand food to eat around the campfire.
The recipe uses a balsamic glaze rather than vinegar so as to not make the bread soggy. If you only have access to vinegar use with a light hand for a bit of flavor, but be careful not to add too much. You can also skip the balsamic for younger palates.
Pie Iron Caprese Sandwich Recipe
- 2 slices bread
- 2 slices tomato
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- 3 basil leaves
- balsamic vinegar glaze
- square pie iron
- Butter both slices of bread then place butter side down (to touch the pie iron and toast the bread) in the pie iron.
- Place the tomato slices, the mozzarella cheese, and then the basil leaves on one slice of the bread. Drizzle with a little balsamic glaze.
- Place the second piece of bread on top, then place the sandwich in the pie iron.
- Place the pie iron over the campfire. To get the best result select a spot over the coals that isn’t too hot so that the cheese in the center has the time to melt without over-browning the bread.
- Turn after 3 minutes then cook the other side for 2 minutes.
- Serve while warm, if too hot the cheese could burn your mouth.
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