Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Fresh Tomato Pie


It seems that the tomatoes from our garden always all ripen at once and I'm scrambling to use them in a variety of different ways. This dinner pie is a quick, easy summertime meal that highlights your fresh tomatoes and also basil from your garden.



Ingredients for the Crust

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup ice water

Ingredients for the Filling

3 large ripe tomatoes, sliced thick and sprinkled with salt, left to drain in colander
Handful of fresh basil leaves, julienned

2 cups grated cheese blend of your choice (mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, cheddar, etc.)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Cherry tomatoes and a sprig of basil for garnish, optional




To Make

Combine flour, salt, sugar and butter in food processor. Pulse until blended. Add ice water in slow steady stream pulsing just until dough holds together, about 30 seconds. Flatten dough into disc, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out dough and pat onto bottom and sides of tart pan. Bake crust for five minutes, then remove from oven and reduce heat to 400 degrees.

Arrange tomato slices over crust, sprinkle with basil. Mix cheese and mayo in small bowl, salt and pepper to taste. Spread evenly over the tomatoes and basil. Bake pie 30 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly.  Remove from oven and garnish with sliced cherry tomatoes and a sprig of basil.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful recipe and something I have not yet made. I am up to my neck in tomatoes and have made/frozen salsa and other things, but still have plenty to use!

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  2. What a great recipe! I have never made tomato pie before.....but it looks so delicious!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  3. This looks delicious! Now I just need my tomatoes to ripen...

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  4. I have a similar recipe but we call it Tomato Basil tart. It's a family favorite.

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  5. From the photo I thought it would help me use up the glut of eggs, too. No eggs! Looks great, though, I love tomatoes and mayo and cheese.

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    1. Sorry Kelly ! I do try to feature eggs recipes! BUT you could use a deep dish pie pan and whisk some eggs and milk with a bit of flour and pour that over with the tomatoes, cheese and basil. That would be yummy too.

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  6. Looks delish. It has been printed to be used later in the week. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE tomato pie and make one that is similar to yours. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck.
    ~Kim

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  8. Hi there. Food on Friday: Tomatoes is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

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  9. Thanks for linking in to Food on Friday: Tomatoes. We are now getting a great collection of all things tomatoey.

    I am now signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

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  10. This sounds so yummy. Thanks for link it at The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party! HUGS

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