Southern Tomato Pie

Southern Tomato Pie

The Southern Tomato Pie probably came from farmer’s wives who where tired of canning a very good year of yielding tomatoes.  Canning stewed tomatoes is a hassle and can lead to painful pruned fingers from peeling them.  Tomato pies are a good alternative and simple.  This is not a low calorie food and because of this I would never use salad dressing whip type mayo product in it.  The sweetness would just take away from the sweet red tomato taste.

Southern Tomato Pie- Texas Family Kitchen

I tend to think of this as an easier pie than quiche.  It also makes a great side dish, potluck or stand alone dish for almost any occasion.

Southern Tomato Pie- Texas Family Kitchen

 

Enjoy!

 

Southern Tomato Pie
 
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A very tasty summer time pie
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Recipe type: Traditional
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 5 tomatoes (Roma ), sliced
  • 12 fresh Basil Leaves, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • ¾ cup Regular mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan
  • Salt and Pepper, as needed
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice tomatoes and salt them. I let mine stay on the cutting board or in a colander for 15 minutes.
  3. Pat tomatoes dry.
  4. layer the tomatoes into the bottom of the pie shell.
  5. sprinkle onion and basil onto of the tomatoes.
  6. In a bowl mix the remaining ingredients.
  7. Spread ingredients on top of the tomatoes, onion and basil, evenly
  8. Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes