Summer Tomato Pie

Summer Tomato Pie
Staff Writer
Anne Dolce
Summer Tomato Pie

This is, hands down, my favorite way to use summer tomatoes. While it does require the use of an oven (I know, I know), it's totally worth it. Serve this as a side with steak and you'll have a whole new meaning of what a summer tomato is.

1
Servings
807
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • medium tomatoes
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  chopped basil
  • 3/4  Cups  mayonnaise
  • 3/4  Cups  grated fresh Parmesan
  • One  8-ounce bag of shredded mozzarella
  • refrigerated pie crust
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put a small layer of the mozzarella cheese at the bottom of the pie crust and bake for 10 minutes.

Slice all of the tomatoes, salt them generously, and place them on paper towels to drain off some of the liquid.

In a bowl, mix the rest of the mozzarella with the mayonnaise, Parmesan, and basil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Once the pie crust has baked for 10 minutes begin layering the ingredients. Start with a layer of tomatoes, cutting some in half so that they fit in open spaces.

Using half of the mozzarella mixture, dollop it over the layer of tomatoes. Put another layer of tomatoes down, and then follow with another layer of dollops. Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese evenly over the top.

Bake for 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
54g
77%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
30g
100%
Cholesterol
216mg
72%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
58g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
258µg
37%
Vitamin B-12
7µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
1767mg
100%
Choline, total
100mg
24%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
57µg
14%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
1331mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
59µg
100%
Sodium, Na
3184mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
173g
6%
Zinc, Zn
12mg
100%

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.