Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tabby's Tomato Pie / Pie Crust

I got this recipe from a friend in Florida and it stayed in my book for 4 years. Because honestly tomato pie sounded a bit gross to me. I don't really like to eat lots of tomatoes so I just took the recipe because everyone who ate it was raving about it. But the first fall we were here we had 40 pounds of tomatoes to use up. Keith was gone for a meeting one week and so while he was away I tried my first tomato pie. It was delicious!Kaden and I both loved it!! The night Keith got home I made it for him, HE LOVED IT! so we had it every day that week. By the end of the week Kaden asked, can we have something besides tomato pie? But he still asks for it a lot! Keith could not believe we had the recipe for so long with out trying it. I had to tweek the recipe due to the fact that Kaden is allergic to eggs and Mayo has eggs in it so I just use Sour cream but honestly, I like it better with sour cream and NOT mayo! But don't wait 4 years like I did to try it! You may think it sounds weird but trust me this delicious! TRY IT TONIGHT! That is what we are having for dinner! =)

Tabby's Tomato Pie (this makes one pie but I would say make 2 because this will be gone before you can even take a picture! Trust me I have yet to get a picture of a tomato pie after it is cooked! It is devoured fast!) 

1 pie crust (recipe below)
2 large Tomatoes
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
1 cup Mozzerella Cheese shredded
Crispy Bacon, or Bacon Bits,  or Pepperoni ( this is something I change due to what i have on hand)

Preheat 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust and place it in the pie pan. I bake my crust about 10-15 minutes to keep it from getting soggy later. Cut the tomatoes in thin slices and place in one of those strainer/drainer things. Not sure the name but the thing you pour your macaroni and pasta in to drain all the water out. Put your tomatoes in there to drain off access juice. Let drain about 10 minutes sprinkle salt, Pepper and Oregano over the tomatoes to season them. Then layer the tomatoes in the pie crust. Sprinkle Bacon around over top of the tomatoes. Mix Sour Cream, and Cheeses together in a separate bowl and then spread on top of the tomatoes. Bake it 40-60 minutes till top is getting brown. Take it out and for best results let it sit for about 15 minutes to be able to cut it better and not have it run all over the pan. But SELDOM ever does it make it 15 minutes at my house. But it does cut better like a pie if you wait more then 15 minutes.

*This is my favorite version of the pie, but you can add more stuff if you like. Mushrooms, onions, Peppers. Basically let you mind and tastes buds lead you. =) ENJOY!!!!!! Let me know how you like it!

If you can't buy a pie crust, it is really easy to make them. This is my favorite one to use. It turns out flaky and delicious.

Pie Crust
1 1/2 cup Crisco
3 cups flour
1 egg( I use egg-replacer powder)
5 TBSP cold water
1 TBSP vinegar
1 tsp salt

Mix Flour and salt. Cut in Crisco till crumbly like corn meal. Beat egg and add to flour mix, Add water and vinegar. Stir till all incorporated. Separate in to 3 parts.( You can put the ones you don't need in a zip lock and roll slightly and freeze them for when you need them.)  Let the dough chill 15 minutes before you use it. it will make it easier to handle.  Flour a surface and roll out to use for  a pie.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds awesome! I wish Jeremy would eat stuff like this. I may make it anyway and make him try it :)

    Oh, and it's called a colander ;)