Tomato Pie Homemade by yours truly! #nofilter #foodie #tomato #pie #tomatopie #savory #homemaker
Tonight I decided to make one of my favorite savory pie dishes for dinner, Tomato Pie. I got the original recipe/idea from Paula Deen, although I have transformed it into my own and trust me, it is amazing.
This pie has the most intense bursting flavor with every bite, I’ve even had tomato haters LOVE this pie. Now that is impressive!
Tomato Pie | Ingredients
- Prebaked Pie Crust
- 4 larger size tomatoes
- 1/2 medium red onion
- Maple smoked bacon thick sliced
- Bunch of green onions
- Basil Leaves
- 1 cup cheddar
- 1 cup mozzerella or a mozz mix
- 1 cup mayonnaise (light or full)
- Preheat Oven to 350F
- Chop onion into relatively small pieces
- Chop green onions
- Chop basil leaves
- Chop bacon into small pieces
- Blend the mayo and cheese together for a topping
Throw pie crust in the oven for a couple minutes until it is slightly browned. I always wrap the top crust area with aluminum foil throughout the entire recipe in order to keep it from burning.
Cut an ‘X’ on the top area of each tomato and throw them into a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds or until you can see the skin peeling back. Take the tomatoes out and throw them into ice water to cool them down and keep them from cooking down.
Peel the tomatoes, slice them and then layer them into a colander and sprinkle them with salt. Let them drain for about 10 minutes to get most of their moisture out. We don’t want to soggy up our crust!
Take the pie crusts out of the oven, let them cool. While you wait for them to cool, caramelize the onions and throw the bacon on the stove as well. Once those are cooked you are ready to build your pie!
Grab your crusts, begin by layering with tomatoes, top them with bacon pieces, green onions, caramelized onions and basil. Do this for about 3 layers, depending on the depth of your pie crust.
I always end my layers with the bacon, onion and basil leaves. Top the pie with the mayo/cheese mixture, spread evenly and throw this puppy in the oven!
30 minutes at 350F or until you see a night browned color. Take it out, let it sit for a bit and then dig in!