Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tomato Pie

Tonight I made the Tomato Pie recipe from SimplyRecipes.com. It was my first time to make pie crust and it was all so delicious! I do want to make some notes for myself about the recipe though and see how it comes out next time.

I'm not a fan of mayo. Sometimes it lends itself well to a recipe, but this time I felt it made the dish too rich. Next time I'll either use just enough mayo to bind the cheese together or skip it all together.

I'll take the advice from the original recipe of caramelizing the onions first.

I may also try baking the crust for a few minutes first.

Tony (my husband) thinks adding chicken or ground turkey to the dish would also be tasty.

Photos from the process:

Layers from bottom up: crust, diced red onion, diced tomato, fresh basil, salt and pepper.

With cheese mixture using the grill as an oven:

Done!


3 comments:

Crystal said...

Ooh, looks so yummy! I think I'll have to make something similar tonight. Maybe a cornbread bottom instead of crust, though... :D

Diana said...

Haha! A cornbread bottom does sound good! You have my mind going now. Oh!!! I'm making beans later this week, I might just have to do a bake with them. I just dump them in the pan and pour cornbread batter on top and back until done. I haven't made that in a long time. Easy way to sneak in extra veggies too. lol.

What did you end up making?

Diana said...

That should be bake. lol. I think it's time for bed. ;-)