Sides

Tomato Pie

I categorized this under sides, but it truly can be main event as well.  I often make this to bring to summer pot luck bbq’s and it always goes in flash.

 

Tomato Pie

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By Liz Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes

This is a delightfully simple dish to make that is stunningly gorgeous and equally delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust for a 9 inch Pie Dish (either make my recipe or use a frozen prepared one)
  • 4 Tomatoes, preferably yellow and red, sliced
  • 1 cup of Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup of Red Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of Bread Crumbs (I use the plain store-bought breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sherdded Pecorino cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh Basil Leaves, julienned (fancy for cut into thin strips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

2

Line a 9 inch pie pan with pie crust (either make your own or use a store bought crust)

3

Prick the crust all over with a fork and bake until JUST lightly browned (about 10 minutes)

4

While the pie crust is cooking you can throw all the sliced tomatoes in a mixing bowl.

5

Add salt, pepper, garlic and basil on top of tomatoes and then stir so that everything is evenly distributed over the tomatoes. Then let the tomatoes/spice mixture sit for about 10 minutes

6

Remove the crust and set aside but leave the oven on

7

In a new bowl, combine the cheeses and bread crumbs, now you have 2 bowls of goodness to layer into your pie crust

8

Start by making a thin layer of the bread crumb and cheese mixture in the bottom of the pie crust so it just covers the pie crust and you can't see it anymore

9

Next, make a layer of the tomato mixture on top. It's best to you some sort of slotted spoon for this as you don't want all that liquid to melt the pie crust

10

Make another bread crumb/cheese layer, and then another tomato layer, finishing with the bread crumb and cheese mixture on the top

11

Bake the pie for about 25 minutes

12

It's most delicious served warm

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1 Comment

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    KEVIN M MANGINI
    September 25, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Your blog looks as great as the food! Good luck, Liz!

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