Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tomato Pie

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.

This can be a Soggy Pie if you do not do this.

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.

After allowing your pie shell to cool...assemble your ingredients.

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.

Here is the finished want to let it cool for at least 20 minutes. Those tomatoes can get very hot.  Serve with a salad or fruit. I am having melon and avocado with mine.  Enjoy!!


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Yours sure sounds and looks better than mine did. Wasnt going to make it again, but may have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Sandi said...

chiffonade sounds so much better than cut into little pieces! ;-)

Robin in Virginia said...

Thanks Arlene! It looks incredible.

Cranberry Morning said...

This sounds amazing! One crust then. Kinda like pizza with a pie crust? I'm sure I need a slice right now!

Dianna said...

Thank you so much, Arlene, for sharing your recipe for tomato pie. I want to give this a try. I make a tomato tart a lot in the summer and the pie would be a bit different from that.

Visits With Mary said...

Thank you for sharing....I am going to make one very soon. As soon as I can get to the store for all the ingredients!!

Terri D said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Oh, Arlene! That looks so delicious! Thank you for posting the recipe!!

Mari said...

This sounds so good! My hubby doesn't like tomatoes, but I may just try it anyway!