Tomato Pie!


This tomato pie is the one recipe I can't wait to make when the first tomatoes of the season get ripe.  It's a really simple recipe, but it's so good and can be served for really any meal of the day. It's perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner.   My sister usually eats the leftovers for breakfast the next morning if she is here when I make it.  With the fresh tomatoes, it just tastes like summer.   Here is what you will need to make a tomato pie:

1 deep dish pie crust
3 medium size tomatoes
1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped or about 1 cup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 cup fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
salt
black pepper
1/2 tsp. Nature's Seasoning


Bake the pie shell in a preheated 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes just to brown it. 
 
Slice the tomatoes and put them on a double thickness of paper towels. Slice them sort of thick, about 1/4 inch and if the peel seems tough at all, peel them.   Salt each slice and let them sit for at least 30 minutes.   This takes some of the water out of them.  Don't skip this step or your tomato pie will be soggy and won't hold up well.

Dice the Vidalia onion and sprinkle in over the bottom of the pie shell.
 

Place the tomatoes in the pie crust over the onion in a single layer.  Sprinkle them with black pepper. Sprinkle the chopped oregano and basil over the tomatoes.



In a bowl mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, Nature's Seasoning and Parmesan cheese until well blended.  This is one recipe that you cannot substitute the low fat sour cream or mayonnaise in.  They contain a lot of water and will make the pie very soupy and watery.  Use the real thing in this and just eat one piece if you are watching your fat intake.
This is the Nature's Seasoning.  I use it place of salt and pepper a lot. It's a great overall seasoning and doesn't contain MSG. If you don't have this, just use salt and pepper.


 
 
 
 
Spread the sour cream/mayonnaise mixture over the tomatoes and to the edges of the crust.










Sprinkle the top with a little more Parmesan cheese and the shredded Cheddar cheese.  Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.  I place the pan on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and it bakes more even and catches any spillovers.


The cheese should be nice and melted and the top just starting to brown.  Let the pie sit for at least 10 minutes before you slice and serve.






 








50 comments:

  1. Oh my word..that just looks so gooood. I think I will be making it tomorrow!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Mary! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. It looks amazing! Just between us, I've never lived in the south (Only Southern California and New England) and never even heard of tomato pie. I do speak food, however, and this pie is singing to me!

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    1. You don't have to be southern to know good food. I love food from all over. I hope you make it and enjoy. Thank you for your comments. :)

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  3. You don't HAVE to be Southern....but it sure don't hurt! (Charleston South Carolina here!)

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    1. I have always wanted to go to Charleston. I hope to get there some day. I love old, historical places like that. Thanks for commenting!

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    2. Lived in Charleston for about 3 yrs and dying to move back! Military so we move around a lot. In Oklahoma now but moving this week to Montgomery, AL so I am inching my way back to the south (I am from North Carolina)!

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    3. Oklahoma is a southern state; just not part of the deep south. Raised on southern food here, :)

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    4. Montgomery is about as southern as you can get.

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    5. Well almost I lived in Atmore Ala. Right on State line to Florida. Love Montgomery also

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  4. I can hardly wait for the garden fresh tomato season! This is the first recipe I'm trying after I eat the first ripe tomato in 2013!

    I'm so happy I found your blog. Lots of recipes I am eager to try.

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    1. Georgia from TexasJune 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      We will have to buy our tomatoes because something keeps eating the ones in our garden.
      This looks and sounds so delicious!! Look forward to making it! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Mmmm! Makes my mouth water!!!

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  6. That looks sooo good I cant wait to try it...

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  7. I don't like sour cream. Can this be omitted and use Buttermilk Ranch dressing or a little more mayonnaise? I'm gOnna try it.

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    1. Use plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. Much better for you and lower in fat.

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    2. Any ideas how to substitute mayonnaise? we cannot have added sugar

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    3. You have to careful on substitutions in this, because it can be watery if you use yogurt or low fat dairy. If you don't want to use the mayonnaise, use all sour cream and add 1 beaten egg to it. The mayonnaise has eggs in it that make this set up and hold together when sliced.

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  8. Love tomatoes and vidalias! Gotta try this!You have so many great recipes. Thanks!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Glad you are enjoying them.

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  9. I have had this before never had this recipe tell know thank you so much

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  10. This recipe is absolutely wonderful!!! Had it over the weekend. Everyone loved it.

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  11. OK, this will be made this week. Looks scrumptious!

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  12. Sounds wonderful and, yes, I'm all southern here. In Augusta, GA :) Tomato pie...yum!

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  13. Kendra Ann FloresJune 27, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    I was worried I would have more tomatos that I knew what too do with perfect solution. Cant wait!!!!

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  14. I prepared this last night for a gathering of the cooking crew who serve a 3 course meal every Wednesday evening September-May at our church. Our pastor leads the cooking crewe. He is a gourmet cook. The recipe was requested. Praise from Caesar!

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    1. Ooooooh, I can't wait to bake this I'll let you know tomarrow how it went.

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  15. Thank you so much,I cannot wait to make this pie this Saturday, it looks so .

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  16. It's in the oven now!

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  17. Can't wait to try I just know its gonna be good I live in summerville ga and nothing beats a tomato sandwich but maybe this

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  18. kathy love that tomatoe pie recipe told jerry lets pick some tomatoes out of the garden and try that to night cant wait im a valdelia onion and jerman johnson tomatoe girl from the carolinas had a garden going on 45 years

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  19. What does tomato pie taste like

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  20. This Mississippian is gonna try it.

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  21. I just went to market and bought my tomatoes..making this tonight it looks so yummy

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  22. i know this is meant for fresh tomatoes for summer but i was wandering if this could be made with WELL DRAINED canned tomatoes in the winter time?

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  23. This recipe is very similar to the one I make in South Carolina. After I slice the tomatoes and are allowing them to drain, I remove the seeds and have found this makes the pie firmer and hardly runny at all. It does not interfere with the delicious flavor of the pie. We were introduced to this pie at Edisto Island and after trying numerous recipes, we liked this one the best.

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  24. JUST made this and put it in the oven!!!!! Can't wait!!! :-) :-)

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  25. I made this tonight for supper. It was really, really good!! Thanks for the share!!

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  26. Born and raised in Florida (by West Virginia/Virginians) and we never had this. I'm gonna make this one soon Sounds to me like "a hepped up, out of this world warm mator samich" ;)

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  27. I have got to make this.
    Wadley, Alabama (Hicktown AKA Boondocks)

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  28. I. Can tell this will be great! Making it today.

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  29. Can you make this and freeze it? I'm thinking of all the garden tomatoes I'm going to need to use up!

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  30. Jennifer, this is for you.

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  31. This is for Jenny

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  32. has any one made this if so let me know how good it was

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  33. From Anniston, Alabama!!! Heart of Dixie!!! This sounds a bit different to the one I got from a friend last year. Looks and sounds delish! Can't wait to try it. :)

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  34. I will be making this tomorrow for the first time. Company of four coming over for dinner. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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