Sunday, June 29, 2008

Apple pie baked over a fire

One of my favorite cooking methods is over an open fire, Today I decided to make an apple pie in my dutch oven!

This is the oven over the bed of coals

Here is the finished pie!

I used to do alot of cooking over a fire, It really isn't all that hard, it just takes a little longer and it is alot hotter!
but, the food comes out wonderful and has a better taste than it does from a conventional oven.

For baking I use a three footed dutch oven and get a good fire going, once I have enough coals I then pull the coals from the fire and place them on a pile on the ground where the dutch oven sits and then put coals on top the lid.
I elevate the food I am baking on a wire frame to get a good air flow around it.
for this pie it took about an hour to bake and came out tasting perfect!


Stacie said...

That is amazing! So the pie is in a pie pan, inside of that pot, sitting on a wire rack? And then you put the coals on top and wa la? And it turns out that good? That is awesome and makes me want some apple pie!

Peggy said...

You are such a true homesteader!!

Primgal55 said...

Now that is too kewl. What a great way to bake in the summer and not heat the house. I need to remember this!
hugs, Linda

R. Mansfield said...

I've created a link to your post in our newest "Cast Iron Around the Web" entry at

Great pictures, by the way.

JoyceAnn said...

I've been lurking and reading your blog for awhile now , just never commented.
That pie looks so delicious...... You're so right about food being cooked over a fire , it taste so much better. I haven't cooked anything over a fire in a long time , but I think I will tonight. Thanks for inspiring me. Hope you'll visit my blog sometime.

Enjoy that pie !!

~ Blessings ~ JoyceAnn

Robbyn said...

How neat! I'll have to try baking that way :) Just found your blog and really love it!

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

That's neat! I will have to give that a try when we go camping in Sept. But first, I will need to find a dutch oven.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh MY..I am catching up here....I have had such a craving for apple pie lately..I think it started after I watched an episode of Unwrapped and they featured America's favorite foods. I think I need to bake a pie now....yours looks yummy!

The snake in the hen house..THAT would've totally freaked me out had I come across it!
...and Welcome to Club 40!!!
I hope you have a Happy 4th!!

livingdowneast said...

That is so cool...and it's making my mouth water!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

It's beautiful! and I'm sitting here slobbering all over myself! LOL

I've been wanting a Dutch oven for some time now. Now it positively on the top of my wish list!


Caroline said...

Your pie looks wonderful!! Great job!

Merry said...

I have always wanted to bake over a fire using my dutch oven. I haven't tried it yet, but now I'm inspired to try. Do you have to keep adding more hot coals durring the baking process, or just let it go on it's own?