Monday, July 28, 2008

Home Grown Tomatoes

Hi everyone as you can see from the pictures above, my tomato crop is abundant. So I'll be sending several recipes out this week using them. I really like this recipe and it's great for summer when you have this wonderful home grown flavor...


1 unbaked pie crust
2 C. shredded mozzarella, divided
3 to 4 C medium sized tomato, thinly sliced - let set in an strainer until ready to use
1/2 white onion, sliced in rings
1/2 C Caesar Salad Dressing
1 t. dried basil
Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the pie crust 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden. Cool.
Reduce the oven temp. to 350 degrees. Sprinkle 3/4 C of the mozzarella cheese on bottom of cooled pie crust. Arrange the tomato slices and then add onion slices evenly over the tomatoes.

Combine salad dressing, and remaining mozzarella cheese, basil, salt and pepper in a small bowl, mix and then spoon over the tomato and onions. Add a light coat of Parmesan cheese over the whole pie.

Bake 40 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.

We really like this pie in the summer time and I hope that you get a chance to make this for your family. Enjoy!


Knitting Mania said...

WOW...does this ever sound good!!! I need to try this, but I don't have any home grown tomatoes, POUT!!!

Love the boarder by the way, wink!

Great colorful photo's Dustye, stunning!!!

nanatrish said...

Your tomatoes look gorgeous! I sure wish I had some for some tomato sandwiches. They are so yummy with some mayo and salt and pepper on bread. Now that's good eating. The tomato pie sounds tasty. I hope everything is going good. Is your brother doing okay? Take care.