Posted in Everyday, Recipes

Delicious Summer Tomato Pie

This here is one of my favourites. A summer pie that’s so good, you won’t believe it’s this easy to make.20170805_162515

Here’s What You Need:

  • pie crust for 9-inch pan (you can either make this yourself or buy a pre-made one)
  • 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced (if you can get your hands on Keremeos tomatoes, these are the best for this pie, sooooo yummy, but if these aren’t available, any large-size tomato will do)
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup Cheddar cheese (amount of cheese needed can be determined by you, depending on how tall your crust/pan is)
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup mozzarella cheese (same goes for this cheese)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Sprinkling of Parmesan for the top

Here’s What You Do:

  • If you’ve made your own crust, preheat oven to 450°F; press pie crust into a 9-inch pan; prick bottom and sides with fork; bake crust in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes; cool completely
  • Alternatively, if you’re using a pre-made crust, follow the instructions depicted by its packaging; allow to cool completely
  • Bring oven to 350°F
  • Place tomatoes slices in single later of a colander; sprinkle with salt; let sit for 10 minutes to release moisture; blot excess moisture with a paper towel
  • Arrange one layer of tomato slices around the bottom of the cooled pie crust, overlapping the slices
  • Sprinkle half the garlic and half the basil onto the tomato layer
  • Sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese and half the mozzarella cheese over the garlic/basil layer
  • Repeat layering in this order until you’ve filled the pie
  • Spread the mayonnaise over the top mozzarella cheese layer
  • Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over this as the final perfecting touch; this will give you a really nice browned cheesy top
  • Bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes; cool on a wire rack
  • Serve up and chow down!
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