Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Tomato Pie

To me, a red, ripe tomato is synonymous with summer. This recipe is simple and tastes divine. It can be an entrée all in itself or a side dish.  The only drawback is that it does require use of the oven, so make it in the morning or on a day that isn't beastly hot.
One baked pie crust (I used the refrigerated rolled crust in the red box)
3 tomatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds) thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 gloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
    (or any melting cheese of your choosing)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
*  Preheat oven to 450 F. Prepare the pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan. Prick the bottom and sides with a fork. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.
*  Reduce oven to 350 F.  Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for about 10 minutes to release the moisture.  Place half the tomatoes in the cooled pie crust and sprinkle half of the garlic and fresh basil on top, then half the cheeses.  Repeat and top with the mayonnaise.
*  Bake about 30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling and it smells so good your mouth is watering!  Cool on a wire rack for about an hour.
Adapted from Allrecipes magazine.


Linda Hoye said...

I'm thinking this would make a great light supper accompanied with a garden salad. I'm going to try it for sure! Thanks for posting.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Betcha' that would even taste good, with those ding-dang G/F pie crusts!!!! :-)

Oh, how I love baked tomatoes, of diff sorts.

Trouble is, stores around here, don't really have sun ripened tomatoes yet. We have a big farmer's market but the parking is awful. -pout-

It is our weird spring, I suppose. Things aren't ripening as well, as usual. And our little plants have tomatoes but will take a long time to ripen.


Melinda said...

Well, doesn't this sound refreshing?
Mr. Ken would love this!


M :)

Mereknits said...

This sounds delicious.

Thank you for posting the recipe.

Melanie said...

That sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait until the garden fresh tomatoes are finally in season here. That won't happen for another 2-3 weeks.

Susan said...

A pie is in the oven right now! And I am so excited to have a bite before I go to bed tonight. I don't know how I overlooked the recipe link in your last week's FFF. Thanks for sharing.