Friday, January 8, 2010

Tomato Pie

Here in sunny and cold Florida, it is tomato season. This July I was none too pleased that I could not buy a Florida summer tomato. I asked our friend who is a tomato breeder why I couldn't find a summer tomato. He explained that it is so hot and humid here that tomatoes rot in the field when grown in the summer. The crops are diseased and you just can't grow a tomato like those we have in good ole NC. I was mad then, but now we are relishing our "summer tomatoes" that are delicious, juicy, and perfect. Our sweet friend let us have a whole bag full of tomatoes, so I have been cooking up a storm and enjoying delicious blts and tomato sandwiches. One of the dishes I made was Tomato Pie. It is fantastic! It actually was the perfect dinner for a cold night. I paired it with a salad.

I always chop my tomatoes first, put them in a bowl, and then sprinkle basil, lemon pepper, and chives on the tomatoes. I added chopped fresh green onions this time which gave it a nice kick. You will use about 4 regular tomatoes or 6-8 small tomatoes.



Then mix 1 cup Bisquick with 1/3 cup milk until smooth and sticky. Spread in a greased pie plate and try to spread it to the edges. Bake t 450*F for 10 minutes. It should have a biscuit-like touch with sides like a mound when it is ready. Let it cool.


Place the tomatoes on top of the cooked and cooled crust. Mix 1 cup mayonnaise with 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Spread the mixture on top of the tomatoes. Bake at 375* for 30 minutes. Enjoy!!!

11 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

I cannot WAIT to try this! I love tomato pie and I have never made it this way!!! I may try it this weekend. YUM!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Oh, fresh tomatoes at this time of year, how delightful! Here in NE, not so much. sigh. Enjoy!!!

Travelbug Mom said...

So jealous - we HEART tomatoes! I even helped my friends "can"/jar this fall in order to score a few jars. We live across the river from NJ and let me tell you, there is NOTHING like a JERSEY BIG BOY!! Enjoy.

3 Peanuts said...

Yummy!

bevysblog said...

I knew - just from reading the title - that I was going to love this post! Love me some tomato pie! How lucky you can enjoy it in January. Ahhh... LOL Even my boys miss it!

Have a great weekend... hope you are finished with all your unpacking and cleaning!

Felicia said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!

pink green & southern said...

Oh.my. God. That looks good!

I just received my Burpee catalog and have been dreaming of all the yummy tomatoes I am going to grow this summer!

Sherrie said...

That sounds fab!

Bama Girl said...

OMG I love this post! We make Tomato Pie here on the Alabama gulf coast all year! My recipe is a TAD different than yours - I sprinkle a little parmesan into the crust once it bakes, and before I add the tomatoes. Also - did you include fresh basil? We mix tomatoes, fresh basil, sweet onion (vidalia if possible), then top w/mayo & cheese mixture! Matter of fact, I'm about to put up my recipe for crab & corn bisque - be sure to check it out!
Happy Cooking, love your blog! XOXO

short southern momma said...

OMGosh that looks so yummy! My hubs would LOVE it! Hope your having a great weekend! XOXO

The B Family said...

Sounds delicious and I have all of the ingredients on hand--so no need to venture out into the cold to go to Publix! What's with this cold weather anyway? BRRRRR!--Heard there was SNOW in parts of central Florida this morning--so not right! Praying warm air and sunshine come back soon (I don't even own a winter coat)!!