Several of you asked for my tomato pie recipe. Well to be honest I have taken elements from several recipes, my friend Donna's recipe, Carlisles Restaurant in Scottsboro, Alabama and Paula Deene's recipe.
First you want to blind bake your pie shell.
It is an easy recipe but a time consuming one....
Slice about two large tomatoes. I slice mine thinly. Arrange them on paper towels and sprinkle them with garlic powder. You want to let them drain at least an hour.
Bake four slices of bacon. I put mine on a parchment lined pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Drain the bacon then crumble the pieces. Set Aside.
Take 6 to 8 basil leaves and chiffonade them.( I learned how to do this from Ina Garten) Set aside.
Grate 8 oz of mozzarella cheese. Really you can use any cheese you prefer. Some people mix cheddar and mozzarella. Put in small bowl. Add 1 cup of Hellmans Mayonnaise and 1/2 finely grated onion. You can use green onions if you prefer. Mix this together well.
Layer half of the tomatoes in the pie shell, sprinkle basil and bacon over the top. Add about half of the cheese mixture and spread to cover. Add another layer of tomatoes, basil and bacon Cover with cheese mixture. I had some grated parmesan cheese that I needed to use up so I added that to the top.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.