Monday, July 20, 2015

Recipe Review "Summer Tomato Pie" All Recipes Magazine 2015

I love tomatoes.  One of the summer highlights for me is a beefy tomato sandwich.  It has to be on white bread with lots of mayo, salt and pepper.  Some would call me crazy but I like this sandwich soggy.  Put it together, leave it out for a few hours and enjoy:-)

As I was thinking about tomatoes I found a recipe in an Allrecipes magazine I decided to try.  It's called Summer Tomato Pie....

I studied the recipe from AllRecipes and gathered my ingredients....
Summer Tomato Pie
Rated: rating
Prep Time: 20 MinutesReady In: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Submitted By: ElizabethCook Time: 40 MinutesServings: 8
"Tomato slices are layered with Cheddar and mozzarella cheese, basil, and garlic for a savory summer pie. It is a great way to use up all those extra tomatoes from the garden!"
1 recipe pastry for a single 9-inch pie
3 tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2.Press pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan; prick bottom and sides with fork.
3.Bake crust in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.
4.Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
5.Place tomatoes in a single layer of a colander; sprinkle with salt. Let sit for about 10 minutes to release moisture. Blot excess moisture with a paper towel. Arrange 1 layer of tomato slices around the bottom of the cooled pie crust, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle half the garlic and half the basil onto tomato layer. Sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese and half the mozzarella cheese over basil layer. Repeat layering with remaining tomatoes, garlic, basil, Cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Spread mayonnaise over the top mozzarella cheese layer.
6.Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2015 Allrecipes.comPrinted from 7/19/2015

Basil from my garden and fresh tomatoes from the local farmers market...They happened to have a tomato tasting that day at the market.  I never knew there were so many kinds.  I just looked it up on line where it said there are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes....who knew?
I used 3 different types of tomatoes.  Not sure what kind they were but they were lovely.
For this recipe you need to salt the tomatoes and let them sit for a while to reduce a bit of the moisture to avoid a soggy pie curst.
 Fresh out of the oven....and Yummy!
Cheesy and delicious!  I would give this a 9/10 on my cooking scale.  I added a bit more mayo about a half cup total.

A few tomato facts as found on HGTV
*Eating cooked tomatoes may act as a kind of internal sunscreen 
*Botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit
*China is the number one producer of tomatoes around the world
*The world’s largest tomato tree was grown in the experimental greenhouse at Walt Disney World Resort. It produced over 32,000 tomatoes in the first 16 months after it was planted, and holds the record for the most tomatoes in a single year, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. 

Well it is tomato season folks.
Make yourself a soggy tomato sandwich or try this wonderful tomato pie.
Happy Cooking

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