Seven years Ive been making this tomato pie. Then I made 3 for the gang of friends that gathers every Wednesday evening to share food, drink beer, and laugh all night. I fix this all year round, but use garlic cresent rolls instead and also add crumbled bacon to the toppingits awesome and tasty! I have to tell you that I search for recipes all the time, but you are the only person Im dedicated to. Thanks Kip Ive made the correction on the copy-and-paste version. Bake 20 minutes, remove, then use paper overhang to carefully remove pie weights. Allow pie to cool for 15-20 minutes before slicing. Oh My! Cook the spiced tomato mixture over low heat, stirring frequently. Ive also made a squash and tomato pie that is similar with sauted sliced yellow squash. Make the crust: In a medium bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, kosher salt, baking powder, and thyme. It was really fabulous. But this is a favorite dish of ours for years now. Fry the onion in the olive oil over a gentle heat until it is soft and translucent. Tomatoes are still green though but hopefully any day now we can enjoy them. Finally made this last night. By clicking Accept All Cookies, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. HI Kevin, Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. And thank you for passing this site on to others. Thanks so much, youre my go to guy for great recipes . Next time Ill be forced to add bacon. Whats a bit confusing is the reference to a rich pastry dough AND a baking powder biscuit dough. To my mind, this implies there is a pie crust on the bottom with a biscuit topping, but I cannot be certain. I had to check out your Tomato Pie recipe as I have been making it for 20+ years and tried EVERYTHING over the years to solve the soggy pie crust scenario. Southern Tomato Pie at 82 Queen "A quick lunch after our walking tour made for a great first day in Charleston. If you must have it hot: Let it cool completely, slice it, and then reheat it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds per slice to heat it back up. Another theory argues that it was actually the product of mayonnaise marketing campaigns. 19 Photos 32 Reviews. Its only 10:30 am here and my partner just told me he cant wait for dinner tonight. Its a favorite! Like boiled peanuts and BBQ, tomato pie is enjoyed across the South. Just came in my mailbox this am! I didnt have Hellmans but I had a big jar of supermarket brand real mayo (not light) and used that. It keeps my pie from getting too runny. Also, some chopped green onions, including the green part, is added to the recipe I have. Stir in mustard, and set aside. Mixed Greens, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Buttermilk-Herb Dressing. It was yummy. Kevin, I have made this recipe every tomato season since you first posted it. In other words, it will work with almost anything. Ohhh, if only I could get a ripe tomato. Gently transfer dough into a 9-inch springform pan lightly coated with cooking spray, pressing dough into corners and up the sides of pan, draping dough over edges and pressing lightly to adhere. Oh my goodness!!! Love this site, you are an inspiration!! Elsewhere, a close relativethe same thing, basically, but with a biscuit crust rather than a pie crusthas enjoyed a quiet cachet among some high-literary food folk, tracing a lineage from James Beard to Laurie Colwin to Ruth Reichl to Sadie Stein, who wrote that even at its best, tomato pie is a pretty revolting concoction. Of course this is incorrect, and she went on to concede that when well prepared, it can be satisfying in a particularly Southern register. It must be noted that Stein was using canned tomatoes. A light dusting of Romano cheese covers a layer of sweet tomato sauce on a bed of spongy dough. Made my variation for dinner last night with baked chicken, Lima beans and cucumber onion salad. Sprinkle the cornmeal over the bottom of the crust. So I was wondering if using hot pepper jack instead of sharp cheddar would work? Fabulosity made 2-one with mozz/parm and one with cheddar. Save. I have made it several times since the last time you posted the recipe and everyone LOVES it! You might like to substitute low-fat yogurt for the mayo, just as my friend Ed did when he made this pie for his friends on Fire Island. [], Your email address will not be published. can I make this as a crustless egg-white quiche? Everybody LOVES this and they keep harping me for the recipe. I grew seven different kinds of tomatoes this year to see what was worth my time for next year. I was faced with pills bury crescent rolls. I HAVE TRIED MANY OF YOUR RECEIPES AND LOVED THEM ALL.THIS LOOKS LIKE A KEEPER TOO!! ***I DO LOVE THE PICTURES AND CAN SEE THEM ONLINE BUT FOR MY RECIPE BOX I WANT TO PRINT JUST RECIPES. Ill make one w/ my own brandywines later in the season. Music to my ears. Cant wait to have the leftovers tomorrow. Place flour and next 6 ingredients in the bowl of an electric stand mixer with paddle attached; mix on low speed to blend. KimH My partner is gluten-intolerant. @ GwenCould you use a Greek lemon sauce, ie: avgolemono, or a light bechemel sauce? Layer 1/3 of the tomato slices, 1/3 of the cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the basil. The winners are the Romas which I grew from seeds I saved last year; a Silver Queen which is slightly sweet and wonderful with tomatoes the size of softballs; and the Rutgers. Add additional paper towels, such as a double layer of paper towels, and then "press" each one down. Layer tomato slices on top, overlapping if necessary. Made this pie for dinner tonightOMG!!! Divide dough ball into 2 pieces and place each on a piece of plastic wrap. Must make it soon. Ive experimented with the recipe and have added a whole sweet onion, diced and lightly sauteed, bacon bits and my favorite addition is medium to large size shrimp! No more soggy crusts. I have been cutting basil that way ever since. Had set up well, cut neatly all in all a perfect dish. Alicelynne, Lancaaster Co PA. Oh my goodness! Required fields are marked *. thanks kevin!! I cannot wait to try this!!! I made this often last fall. Everyone Ive passed the recipe on to has become a convert even those who claimed they didnt like Tomato Pie. Meanwhile mix together Bisquick, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, milk, butter, garlic powder, basil, and oregano. I think you started a new tradition in our home. Oh my, heaven! Top with cup of cheddar cheese, cup of Italian cheese, and cup of bacon. Your a Prince! Scatter the basil over the tomatoes. This sounds amazing. :-)). I drove by a stand a few days ago and saw some very large, red tomatoes looking back at me your pie sprang to mind. This is my first year without a garden so I have to pick my tomatoes from the local farmers market. Thank you for reposting . Before judging, try it with the mayo, as NOTHING can come close to divine flavor as Dukes mayo in tomato pie! It's truly what my Sunday family dinner dreams are made of, and I hope you'll find the same to be true. Thanks for posting the recipe!! Love your site & wish I had days on end to just kick back & read the last 2 years (or however long youve been here) content. Step 5. Thank you. It wouldnt be out of place at a potluck next to, say, green bean casserole, or a seven-layer salad. Thanks Kevin for another wonderful recipe. Such an easy recipe ( I can even remember it without the recipe!) I want to give Lily smooches! Every item on this page was chosen by a The Pioneer Woman editor. Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits color and the topping puffs -- about 30 minutes. Add enough cold water, 1 tbsp. Kevin, thanks as always for your great ideas! Repeat until pie filling is about 1/4 inch from the top of shell. Slice tomatoes into -inch-thick slices. Rustichella D' Abruzzo Pesto Alla Genovese Sauce, Rustichella D Abruzzo Pesto Alla Genovese Sauce, Awesome Southern Tomato Pie Recipe (No Mayo), South Carolinas Best Onion Sausage Recipe, Maurices Southern Gold Mustard BBQ Sauce Recipe (Copycat), Slice ripe tomatoes into to -inch thick slices, resting on paper towels for about hour to wick away moisture, Blind bake a pie shell, homemade or store-bought, with a 1-inch slit in the bottom for about 5 minutes, Layer tomatoes on the bottom and season to taste with salt and pepper, Top with a portion of the cheeses and bacon, Continue layering until pie shell is filled above the rim (it will cook down), 3 Tablespoons Basil Pesto, homemade or store-bought, 12 Slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled into bits. Nutty, Creamy Gomadare Is the Only Condiment I Need. I THINK LILY COULD RUN THAT CAMERA FOR YOUJUST OFFER HER A PIECE OF THAT PIE!! Fortunately, a Texas farmer would officially invent the green tomato pie a century or so later, according to this 1943 report in the Amarillo Daily News: Im not sure Farmer Jim or the reporter were aware of the long history of green tomato pies, but you have to credit the tomato man for capitalizing off of a fruit shortage to get hisumslice of the pie. Its going to be so very tempting, but you need to let this pie sit for a minute before serving. Yumyum! A mixture of Gruyere and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses with an array of herbs (whatever I have on hand, but typically chives and basil), plus a little mayo for good measure, is spread on top. Any tips on getting a crispier crust next time? Trenton, New Jersey is well known for its version of tomato pie. I always look forward to your posts and I also follow you on FB. Everyone knows my feelings on that expensive little box of dust. Lots of great comments about those but Im having difficulty imagining tomatoes and sweet biscuits with mayo and cheese! PS.. And yes, those 30 minutes of waiting are so difficult!! Place tomato slices on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt; set aside. Sprinkle top of pie with fresh basil or chives and a bit more Parmigiano, if desired. Directions. Especially the pictorials of you making the recipes. Something new for us to eat. Patti Rafalko So glad you tried and liked the tomato pie! I had heard fried green tomatoes developed as a recipe out of a need to just get some weight off the vines because of sheer #s of fruit. Cover pie with crumb topping and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (or until golden brown and filling is set). Despite the fact that the cheese did not melt correctly, the flavor was still there. Hi Susan Happy to know that you enjoyed the pie! Charred, clam-studded pies are the name of the game in New Haven, marinara-topped squares run Detroit, chicken and barbecue sauce aberrations rose from California, and in certain corners of the .