Tomato, tomatoe…Tomato Pie! Tomato Pie is one of my very favorite summer dishes. It’s my go to as soon as I can get my hands on good summer tomatoes. I’m yet to find great ones in Nashville; these tomatoes came up from a friend’s garden in Mississippi with my parents. I have loved putting them to good use!
1 store bought pie crust
3 large summer tomatoes (I used 2 large, 2 small)
1 Vidalla onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 c. Mozzarella, grated
1/2 c. Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/4 c. Mayonnaise
Several dashes of Tabassco
2 tsp. salt (to get water out of tomatoes)
Freshly ground black pepper
Slice the tomatoes, place around a colander and cover with salt to remove water.
Prepare topping. Combine 3/4 of the cheese, all of the mayonnaise, Tabassco, 1/2 of your basil and black pepper in a small bowl.
While pie crust is baking, sautée onion until softened and add garlic.
After 10 minutes, you will begin to layer your pie. Add tomatoes first then top with your sautéed mixture and the remaining 1/4 of your cheddar and mozzarella combination. Add another layer of tomatoes then add basil and freshly cracked black pepper, finish with your prepared topping.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Top with remaining fresh basil.