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Summer Tomato Pie

Summer Tomato Pie

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

This is a simple but delicious side dish. It could also be a main course for a vegetarian. It's great for using all those wonderful summer tomatoes from the garden! You can change the cheeses to fit your taste as well as the seasoning. Blue cheese and fennel, Swiss cheese and thyme, Gouda and dill, whatever your favorites are.

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  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 828 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Press pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan; prick bottom and sides with fork.
  3. Bake crust in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Place tomatoes in a single layer of a colander; sprinkle with salt. Let sit for about 10 minutes to release moisture. Blot excess moisture with a paper towel. Arrange 1 layer of tomato slices around the bottom of the cooled pie crust, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle half the garlic and half the basil onto tomato layer. Sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese and half the mozzarella cheese over basil layer. Repeat layering with remaining tomatoes, garlic, basil, Cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Spread mayonnaise over the top mozzarella cheese layer.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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souschef
33

souschef

5/27/2013

A winner at our house. No mozzarella but used provolone, no problem. Subbed ricotta for mayo (used about a tablespoon of mayo to keep consistency smoother) Stuck with the garlic, spread about a tablespoon of parmesan over the reviewers' suggested mayo on crust. Also, from another recipe, dipped the tomatoes in flour before putting them down on crust. I was determined not to have a soggy crust, and I succeeded! The cheese mixture was still a little thick and hard to spread evenly. But it was creamy good once cooked.

Elizabeth
28

Elizabeth

8/10/2012

Super easy, fast and best of all delicious!

HYPATIA1219
27

HYPATIA1219

8/22/2013

My grandmother made this same recipe as did my Aunt Nina and several ladies in our community when I was growing up, although some did substitute green onion or minced onion for the garlic because at the time garlic powder wasn't readily available and fresh garlic wasn't always something they had in their gardens. Some used dill instead of basil because that is what they grew to make their dill pickles. There is a reason to salt the tomatoes, to draw out the moisture so the pie is not soggy. If you slice them thinly there is no need to skin them. Many southern recipes are handed around from person to person with no one knowing who came up with the original. This one is good but if you want one that is truly EXCELLENT try the one on Sweet Tea and Cornbread's blog, it is even richer and creamier than this one -- and I loved my GRANNY's tomato pie, but ST&C just takes it over the top.

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