Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Stay Home Pie (Tomato Pie)

This recipe comes from the novel, Welcome Back to Pie Town by Lynne Hinton (Morrow, 2013).

3 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
4 or 5 medium ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbl. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. black pepper

9-inch deep dish pie shell (baked at 350 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes and cooled)

Sprinkle half a cup of the cheese on the bottom of the baked and cooled pie shell.Top with salted tomato slices, allowing them to overlap in a circular pattern. Mix the mayonnaise, basil, oregano, pepper, green onions, and one cup of the cheese and spread this mixture over the tomatoes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve cool.


Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Is the novel about our Pie Town here in NM?

clairz said...

Yes, it is about Pie Town and the surrounding areas! The author traveled through there years back and was taken by the name. However, that was before the Pie Festival and the pie restaurants, so the people in her first book (called Pie Town) always marveled that a place called Pie Town would offer no pie to travelers. By the time the book was published the restaurants were doing a thriving pie business, so she asked the owner of the Pie-O-Neer restaurant to contribute a recipe and gave her lots of publicity.

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Gives "networking" a whole new meaning!