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    I Tried The Stovetop Sandwich That's All Over Pinterest (And It Was Actually Brilliant)

    It goes by many names — and you can cook it over the stovetop or campfire.

    I spend a good amount of time on Pinterest browsing recipes and scouting for the latest food trends. And lately, "mountain pie" has been popping up all over the place. 👀

    A mountain pie is basically a grilled cheese sandwich that adds all the best parts of pizza — and you can make it in just a few minutes on the stove or over a campfire.

    To make mountain pie myself, I followed a recipe from the cooking blog Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt. It seemed pretty fool-proof.

    You don't need any fancy ingredients for it — just bread, tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and butter.

    Ingredients for mountain pie on a countertop including shredded mozzarella, butter, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and two slices of brioche bread.

    Traditionally, a mountain pie is made in a camp cooker or a square pie iron, which is a long, square-shaped cast iron cooker with a handle and a lid. I don't have that — so I just used my regular cast iron skillet on the stovetop.

    Tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni in small bowls next to a cast iron skillet with bread toasting inside.

    First, coat two slices of bread in softened butter. Place them butter-side-down in a cast-iron skillet (or pie iron).

    Next, the toppings: a layer of tomato sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni, and finally more shredded cheese on top.

    Now, add the second slice of bread but make sure to place it butter side up so that when you flip the sandwich, the butter is directly touching the skillet.

    Transfer your creation to a plate, slice it in half (or don't), and try not to devour it in under five seconds. Be warned: this is the hardest part.

    This sandwich might be the ultimate comfort food. It's saucy, it's savory, it's incredibly cheesy, and it's slightly spicy thanks to pepperoni.

    Me holding two halves of cheesy, saucy mountain pie.

    Best of all, you can make it in about seven minutes flat with very basic and affordable ingredients. It's incredibly simple, yet super delicious.

    An up-close photo of a cheesy mountain pie with pepperoni and tomato sauce.