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post #61 of 70
Real local strawberries.

post #62 of 70
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I loved the local strawberry patches back in Michigan.  Nothing sweeter than picking it and eating it on the spot, eh? 

post #63 of 70
Strawberry and raw peach pie, courtesy of Mrs Q. OMG.

post #64 of 70
Thread Starter 

On the grill? 

post #65 of 70
Earlier in the thread I declared unilaterally that I was expanding the topic to summer food of all kinds. smile.gif Case of asking forgiveness rather than permission. wink.gif
post #66 of 70
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I was road weary and trying to figure out how you were baking a pie on the grill.  Maybe that is a new grilling experiment? 

post #67 of 70
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

I was road weary and trying to figure out how you were baking a pie on the grill.  Maybe that is a new grilling experiment? 

 

I've done cake on an electric griddle here before I got a toaster oven, I'm sure pie on a grill is possible. 

post #68 of 70
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

I was road weary and trying to figure out how you were baking a pie on the grill.  Maybe that is a new grilling experiment? 

It is not difficult. I don't know how qcanoe does it, but I'll bet it is similar to this.   Heat is heat, so the trick is getting evenly distributed indirect heat.  If the gas grill is large enough, heat the outside burners and place the pie in the middle (indirect heat).  Make sure the pie is on top of something to keep a hot zone (the grate) off the pie bottom.  You can invert another pie pan, use a metal bowl, small metal trash can lid, etc.  If using a charcoal grill (like a Weber), put the burning coals to the outside or the grill (indirect heat in the center) and do the same thing.

 

If making a tarte Tatin (close enough to a pie and much easier), caramelize the apples over direct heat and then bake in the oven proof frying pan over indirect heat. If using a cast iron pan, make sure to separate the edge of the crust with a knife before inverting. It is hard to screw up a tarte Tartin.

 

When car camping, using a cast iron pot can make decent pies.  They usually aren't as pretty, but it doesn't matter if you are hungry and have a sugar rush.  The trick is getting the perfect amount of coals or wood in the top and bottom of the pot.  I could never get it perfect when the kids were involved with scouting, but nobody cared if the food tasted good.


Edited by quant2325 - 7/14/14 at 7:35am
post #69 of 70

After a severe ice storm we had no electricity for ten days.  Did many creative things with the propane grill during those dark ages.  That said, we've done muffing cakes and iron pot pies camping.

post #70 of 70
This is the bed on which my hanger steak is going to sleep for the next hour.

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