Tomato Pie

This was awful. I wouldn’t even put it on the blog, except Mike told me I have to for full disclosure. I guess I shouldn’t be completely surprised it was so bad, I mean “Tomato Pie” doesn’t necessarily sound the most appetizing. But I saw the recipe on one of my favorite food sites and it got rave reviews, plus Mike loves tomatoes, so I really thought he would love it. I should have stuck with my first instinct.. He rated it a 1.5, and that was after I had tasted it and already decided I was never making it again.

It started out well enough – a biscuit crust (you can tell from the pictures that this might have been the first time I tried to roll out a pie crust and put it into a pie plate), tomatoes, corn, basil, salt and pepper. So far so good. I think the lemon juice mixed with mayonnaise was when it started to go downhill.

I couldn’t even finish one piece. Mike somehow managed to eat 1 1/2, but then gave up. We ended up just picking the biscuit pieces off the top and eating those. The parts that hadn’t touched the filling were actually really good, and I’d like to try this crust again with something like chicken pot pie. Too bad the rest of it was terrible.

This is the picture of how much we threw away…It was sad to throw that much food away, but definitely better than attempting to reheat the leftovers.

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  1. i'm SO glad that i didn't opt to make this. it looked OOOOK… but not enough for me to try it. tomato…… pie….? words that just don't belong together in my repertoire.

    speaking of SK, try the pecan sandies. they are TO DIE FOR… if you like pecans that is. read my blog for some tips to make the process easier.

  2. Hi Megan:
    After you left that comment on my blog I had to come see this! Love your commentary on this post too! We have all had disasters like this for sure. So try my pie/tart: it is mistake proof . And, a friend of mine even made it in a pre-made grocery store crust and it came out perfectly! I think you will love it as much as I do!

  3. For some reason I just found this…even though I was looking at your Thin Mint truffles recipe! I have a great tomato pie recipe that you really should try. I’m sorry yours didn’t turn out well but everyone that tries mine loves it.
    Store bought pie crust, preferably deep dish
    3-4 medium size ripe tomatoes, sliced
    Some sliced onions
    Fresh basil
    Salt and pepper
    1 1/2 cups grated cheese (I use cheddar or a blend)
    1/2 cup mayo
    Poke holes in the bottom of the pie crust and pre-bake it for 5 minutes or until brown at 425 degrees. Layer the tomatoes and onion in the pie crust. Place basil on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the cheese and mayo and spread over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. It serves best if you let it sit for at least 10 minutes after it comes out of the oven. Good luck!

    • Thanks for writing this out! I will have to give it a try. I may have to call it something different though – Mike shudders every time he hears the words “tomato pie”. apparently I traumatized him 🙂

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