Wednesday, October 7, 2009

my version of Tandi's Tomato Pie......so delicious!



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OKay....I had seen this recipe in Country Living awhile back and today I decided to test it out. I substituted a few things. I used little grape tomatoes from my garden cut in half for the plum tomatoes....and basically just added as many as I wanted to fill the bottom of the pie crust and then another layer on top. I also do not have mayo in the house so I used some salad dressing....I think it was Sweet Valdia Onion or something like that. I used a Pillsbury refrigerator pie crust...and it may have baked a tad too long but was it so yummy!!!! SO sweet. I used onions from my garden too......and between those carmelizing a bit with my grape tomatoes....wow! Here is the original version of Tandi's Tomato Pie recipe you can try if you like!\

Tandi's Tomato Pie

1 baked pie crust
4 medium plum tomatoes (I substituted a ton of little grape tomatoes cut in half)
1 Cup chopped white onions
dash salt
dash pepper
2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh basil (or from a spice jar)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I substituted liquid salad dressing my choice)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Bake pie shell.

Mix mayo and cheeses together to form a cheese mixture.

Place 1 layer of tomatoes or about half in the bottom of the pie crust. Add 1/2 the onions and half the spices. Try to spread 1/2 the cheese mixture over this. Add another layer of tomatoes, onion, and spices and top with remaining cheese mixture. Slice a big tomato on top for decoration and add additional cheese if needed (which I did need to do) to fill in gaps on top.

Bake in 375 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes before cutting to serve.

I think other cheeses would be good to try too like smokey cheese and gouda or Swiss...I do not normally eat any cheese but Parmesan on occasion or string cheese. BUT I have been wanting to try this recipe for so long now. I would HIGHLY recommend you try it sometime! SO delicious and simple to make! MEATLESS too for those veg heads out there!