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Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie is a classic Southern Treat. Made by taking beautiful ripe tomatoes and combining them with a flaky pie crust, balsamic vinegar, basil and mozzarella cheese, it will delight the palate and satisfy a craving you didn’t even know you had.

Tomato Pie

What is Tomato Pie?

Tomato pie can be found in lots of cultures. Most widely known is the Italian variation that found its way to the United States many years ago. Like with most recipes that were brought over, the South has put its own spin on this decadent dish. Adding a cream base and cheese to the Italian version, Tomato pie became a southern table staple as far back as the late 1800’s.

Many places in the U.S. have their own version. Most all of them have the same basic ingredients like, ripe, in season tomatoes, flaky pie crust, basil and mozzarella cheese. With those ingredients, the result is a beautiful thing! No matter what part of the country you are in!

Our Southern take on this wonderful dish adds, balsamic vinegar, red onions mayo and sour cream. Yes sir! It takes a beautiful pie and turns it into and indulgent dish fit to be the center of any meal!

How to make Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie is made with simple yet flavorful ingredients. It is easy and can be made to be a beautiful addition to your dinner table. We pre-bake a pie shell just like THIS ONE, marinate lovely sliced tomatoes and onions in balsamic vinegar and mix in mayo and sour cream. You can even make it like we did here with Roma tomatoes. This means you don’t have to wait until tomatoes are in season to have this dish. Here, I will just break it down for you.

~ Ingredients ~

  • 4-6 Ripe Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onions
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Pie shell

~ Method ~

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake pie shell for 10 minutes. While cooking, marinate the tomatoes and onions in balsamic vinegar in a large bowl. Drain. Reserve a few slices of tomatoes for garnish. Allow the crust to cool.
  2. In another bowl, mix salt, pepper, basil, cheeses, Mayo and sour cream.
  3. In prepared pie crust, layer tomatoes and onion into a single layer. Top with Cheese mixture. Spread evenly. Top with reserved slices of tomato for garnish. Bake the pie for 45 minutes until it becomes melted, bubbly and the crust is brown.
  4. Allow the pie to sit and cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

Southern Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie is perfect. If you want a beautiful pie that is savory and rich then you need look no further than this recipe. It will easily become a Summer favorite for the tomato lover in your life. Taking the traditional recipe and adding your own spin on it is what we love to do here at The Buttered Home.

This recipe is a great illustration of what innovation and experimentation in cooking can produce. We hope you will give it a try for your very own taste of the South.

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Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Tomato Pie is a classic Southern Treat. Made by taking beautiful ripe tomatoes and combining them with a flaky pie crust, balsamic vinegar, basil and mozzarella cheese, it will delight the palate and satisfy a craving you didn't even know you had.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Ripe Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onions
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pie shell

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake pie shell for 10 minutes. While cooking, marinate the tomatoes and onions in balsamic vinegar in a large bowl. Drain. Reserve a few slices of tomatoes for garnish. Allow the crust to cool.
  2. In another bowl, mix salt, pepper, basil, cheeses, Mayo and sour cream.
  3. In prepared pie crust, layer tomatoes and onion into a single layer. Top with Cheese mixture. Spread evenly.
  4. Top with reserved slices of tomato for garnish. Bake the pie for 45 minutes until it becomes melted, bubbly and the crust is brown.
  5. Allow the pie to sit and cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 31mgSodium 435mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 6g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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