February is National Pie Month. Maybe it’s because of George Washington and the whole cherry tree connection that makes February a good month to celebrate pie. We’ve got both a sweet and savory recipe, using the trusty pie iron, to help you get a piece of the pie this month!

Pie Iron Caprese Sandwich

(Recipe from bushcooking.com)

Ingredients

Butter

Bread (2 slices of per sandwich)

Tomatoes (2 slices per sandwich)

Mozzarella cheese (pre-sliced circles work best – use one slice per sandwich)

Basil leaves

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze (Trader Joe’s has a good one)

Instructions

Butter both slices of bread and then place one slice, butter side down, in pie iron (to toast the bread). Then add tomato slices, mozzarella slice, and a few basil leaves to bread slice in the iron. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with second slice of bread. Close and secure the pie iron and place over coals. Turn after 3 minutes and roast for an additional 2 minutes. Carefully open and serve while warm.

Pie Iron Cherry Pie (a nod to GW)

(Recipe from insanelygoodrecipes.com)

Pie Iron Cherry Pie

Ingredients

1 can cherry pie filling

1 can flaky dough mix (like Pillsbury)

1 can whipped cream

Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

Spray both sides of pie iron with cooking spray. Open flaky dough mix and place one piece of dough on one side of pie iron. Place about 2 tablespoons of the cherry pie filling on one piece of the dough. Place other piece of dough on top of filling and close and secure pie iron. Cook over fire for about 5 minutes on each side. Open carefully and remove pie to plate. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

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