the bartlett literary and tomato pie society
Tomato pie, which tastes like pizza in a piecrust, was then requested for every event involving food for months on end. It is light and airy, cheesey and fresh.
Little did we know, our menfolk weren't quite as taken with this pie as the ladies were. They just didn't get it... what was the point, and where was the meat?
The following Valentines Day, we threw a little party and played a version of the Newlywed Game, with yours truly posing as gameshow host, Bob Eubanks.
The group could barely contain themselves... laughing long and hard! The silly tale of Tomato Pie lives forever in our hearts and makes us laugh every time it is mentioned.
Here is the recipe... It is still a fave of the lady friends (and no one really cares if the men like it or not!)
2 pie crusts
12 Roma tomatoes, peeled and sliced
Fresh basil leaves
2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 c. shaved parmesan
1/3 c. mayonnaise
zest and juice of two nice, fat lemons
1 t. sugar
pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 egg beaten with a T. of water
Place one pie crust in pie plate. Peel tomatoes by dropping them for a few seconds into a pot of boiling water. Remove and cool slightly. Skin should slide off.
Whisk mayo, sugar and lemon juice. Pour over ingredients in pieshell. Top with other crust. Crimp edges of crusts together.