So, some of you may know I received a solar oven a couple of weeks back. I finally got to make my first recipe with it. I was thinking that this would be great for camping, because it is ultra portable.
Then, I started thinking dessert recipes. Of course s’mores come to mind. It is the go to dessert for camping. So I decided to make a s’more pie. It is a really easy recipe. I don’t know about you but the crust is my favorite part, so my recipe calls for a thick crust.
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So this was my first time using a solar oven (I have the deluxe model). I think it went pretty well. I learned some important things. I read that you need to pick a day that is not very cloudy. I kid you not, the clouds rolled in and it was like somebody shut the oven off and opened the door. With a couple of clouds getting in my way of using the power of the sun to cook my delicious dessert, in turn took a little longer to cook, but that was okay. I didn’t have to stand by it; I just set it outside and went on about my business for the day. I would check in on it every once in a while, and to add ingredients. Also, I kept a couple of oven mitts by the oven so that I would remember not to stick my hands in a hot oven. Yes, it gets hot and yes it can burn you!
I am glad that I chose the dessert to experiment on first because I am going to try to cook some meat in a dinner, and I will want to pick one of those days where there is not a cloud in the sky.
Are you ready to see the recipe? Please remember, wear oven mitts! Do not burn yourself!
Solar oven s’more pie recipe:
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- Chocolate bars – THIN pieces of chocolate not bulky candy bars. I used about 10 oz roughly of Hershey’s dark chocolate mostly and a little bit of milk chocolate. Feel free to use whichever you prefer. I imagine chocolate chips or baker’s chips would work too, I just used what I had on hand.
- 1 bag of regular sized marshmallows
- 30 Squares of graham crackers
- 1 stick of butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- non stick cooking spray
- Preheat the solar oven, 200º to 250º F is a good temp range to shoot for.
- Grease your baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
- To make the crust, use a food processor to crush up the graham crackers. If you are going camping you can do this before hand, or you can put them in a plastic zip bag and crush them with your hands or a rock.
- Add the sugar and butter and mix it together.
- Place it in your baking pan and press it down and even it out around the bottom, an 8 or 9-inch pan will do just fine.
- Place roughly two layers of chocolate on top of the crust.
- Place it in the solar oven until the chocolate is melted. Use a baking rack (like in the picture below) to elevate the pan which will aid in heat circulation, and it will prevent a hot pan from blistering the foil in the solar oven.
- Using OVEN MITTS pull the pan out of the oven and add marshmallows on top. Place back in oven to cook until the marshmallows are browned. Make sure not to leave the oven unzipped while you are placing the marshmallows! It will drop the temperature!
I actually had to brown mine in my electric oven, because these huge clouds rolled in. The temperature dropped dramatically. If I were camping I would just imagine holding some fire over top of them to brown them if I had to.
I know there were some bumps in the road but this could not have turned out any better. The taste is spectacular! I kid you not. I would have eaten the whole pie if I did not have kids and a husband!
I think I am going to love this solar cooking thing. It is awesome! It is summer who wants to turn on their hot stove and heat up the house more? Not this woman! I loved the simplicity, and I cannot wait to get started on my next recipe. I hope that you will join me for those too! Check out Sunflair’s products, and share your solar oven recipes with me. Use the hashtags #suncooking and #healthyliving so we can follow along with your Sunflair solar oven experiences and recipes!
Update: My latest edition to solar cooking!
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