The fruit pies simply take bread (whatever you like) - we always use Aunt Millie's bread, pie filling (or an abundance of jelly or jam!), and butter.
I fill one slice of bread with filling, slap on the other bread slice, butter top of bread lightly, flip over for placing in my sandwich maker, and butter the other slice of bread.
I have had this thing for years and years. I go through spells where I use it often, then spells where it sits in the basement for ages. I have almost gotten rid of it numerous times - but I am so glad I didn't.
I bet this is something you could find in thrift stores or at garage sales for next to nothing.
Now mind you, you can just grill your sandwich in a pan - but I absolutely LOVE that these are crimped shut all the way around. Most like a Hot Pocket!
Fruit pies is not the only thing I have made in mine. Of course there are plain old grilled cheese sandwiches, but we jazz it up once in a while.
* Taco pockets - leftover taco meat, cheese
* Pizza pockets - whatever pizza ingredients you like
* Breakfast pockets - add scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, etc. (all cooked first
* Ham or turkey/cheese
* Panini style pockets - cheese and slice tomatoes
* Corn beef/drained kraut pockets - add Swiss cheese too!
* PBJ & banana pockets
The list is endless. They take less than 5 minutes to brown and toast in the sandwich maker. These make great breakfast or lunch meals, and are great for snacks as well.
*****Just be careful when you get ready to eat them - as the innards are HOT!!!!!*****
I hope this helps. ENJOY.