Oh My, I Love Tomato Pie!

Honestly, I never heard about tomato pie until I lived in the south. Even then, for some reason, it just held no appeal for me…oh boy,was I blind.  Finally, after several “suggestions” from Pinterest, I decided to give it a go.  Pleasant surprise…despite the simplistic nature of the ingredients, it truly tasted…well, just like a fresh late summer day.  Let me give you the recipe!

The usual cast of characters…although I have experimented with some guest ingredients like bacon and corn…

  1. Blind baked pie shell. I typically have several homemade pie crusts in the freezer, but store bought is fine…no judgment
  2. 1/2 to 1 cup fresh chopped basil, extra points if you grow your own
  3. 5-6 freshly chopped tomatoes with the juice squeezed out….I save and freeze the juice to use in stocks and broths
  4. 1/2 cup mayonnaise…I use full fat, I assume reduced fat would work, if you try it let me know.
  5. 2 cups chopped and shredded cheese…I use whatever I have on hand, for this pie I used cubed mozzarella and shredded cheddar.
  6. A few dashes of hot sauce and a sprinkling of sea salt

Easy peasy steps

  1. Placed juiced tomatoes in blind baked crust
  1. Sprinkle chopped basil and sea salt on juiced tomatoes
  1. Mix mayonnaise, cheese and hot sauce together until it is the consistency of a “slushy snowball” and spread on chopped basil…gently spread!
  1. Bake 30-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven…I don’t cover it.
  1. Remove, cool and enjoy!

Of course, a beautiful Fall afternoon in downtown Annapolis is pretty nice as well.

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18 thoughts on “Oh My, I Love Tomato Pie!

  1. I make a green Tomato Pie that tastes like a spice cake in pie form. I’ve never had this particular mix of ingredients and it sounds tasty. So much so, that it will be on the menu for tonight! Thank you for sharing!! Marie

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  2. Just made tomato pie for the first time a few weeks ago. not low calorie, I cut it in 8 pieces instead of 6, but it took a while for 2 people to consume 8 slices. But delish! Shared on my FB page. Best and blessings, Michele #strongerthanthecookie

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  3. So, basically it’s a lot like a pizza, but using wonderfully fresh ingredients!

    I love basil, as well as home grown tomatoes! Your recipe intrigues me.

    I honestly thought you might be sharing a recipe for a sweet tomato pie. I remember reading in the Little House books about Pa eating sugar in his tomatoes. That idea really puzzled us. Honestly, I think I’d prefer your savory recipe.

    I’m glad you shared this recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope you keep sharing such interesting posts!

    Ridge Haven Homestead

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