☀️Summer Tomato Pie🍅

One of my absolute favorite things about summer is freshly picked tomatoes from our garden. There are few things better tasting in this world than a tomato sandwich with mayo, salt and pepper. One of the only things I like more is this pie! I dream about making this in early April every year and feel like I’m counting the days until my tomatoes ripen once they’re planted. If you give the recipe a try, I know you’ll understand why!

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 lbs tomatoes
  • 2 tsp salt (separated)
  • 1 c chopped white onion
  • 1-3/4 c grated gruyere or Swiss cheese (Aldi has a great gruyere/Swiss blend I like, too!)
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 c mayo
  • 1/2 c basil, chopped
  • 1 tbls thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • pie crust, I cut my recipe in half since you only need a bottom crust

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450o.
  • Cut 2 lbs of tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices, remove seeds. Lay slices on paper towels and sprinkle with 1 tsp salt. Let sit 30 minutes.
  • Roll out your pie crust and place in pie plate.
  • Mix cheeses, mayo, herbs, pepper, 1 tsp salt and egg together in bowl.
  • Put onion on bottom on the pie crust. Add 1/3 of cheese mixture. Layer tomatoes in overlapping pattern. Add cheese mixture. Add tomatoes. Add remaining cheese mixture.
  • Slice remaining tomatoes 1/4 inch thick assemble on top. Top with Borsari seasoning of your choice!
  • Bake in oven 40-45 minutes. Serve warm or chilled. It’s honestly great either way!

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