Friday, July 03, 2009

Remember these? After Calico Amy left a comment on that post, I knew I had to do this.
I mentioned to Karen at Log Cabin Quilter what was on the menu and she said she had not heard of Tomato Pie. So I thought I would share the recipe again. For our family, it really has come to symbolize summer and the bounty of our garden.
I no longer have the link to the original website for the recipe, just the copy I've pasted into my 'scrappy cookbook.'
I use this recipe for my crust. It really is an easy and delicious crust recipe. For savory pies, such as the tomato pie, I substitute olive oil for vegetable oil.
We ate this pie for dinner. It's twin will most likely become Sunday brunch. It is tasty hot or cold - add a couple of eggs over easy and a side of fruit and you've got yourself a wonderful breakfast.
Something new got planted in our yard today - the 'For Sale' sign. I won't have to water it, or weed it, or try to keep squirrels away from it. But in even better news - whoever our buyer is will end up with this growing-by-the-day pumpkin to be used as the first jack-o-lantern in their new home.

19 comments:

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Thanks for that, not something I make either!
The sale plans are coming along very well, best of luck. Tracey

Judy said...

Wow except for the mayo it's almost like my pizza in a pie form!

Bunny said...

Thanks for the recipe looks yummy. I will try it I am sure my family will love it. I have lots of fresh basil in the garden. Hope your move goes smoothly.

Karen said...

I hope you have your first looker very soon.
And the tomato pie looks yummy! I would like a strawberry shortcake to go with it.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I've never seen a pumpkin growing! Can you believe that?

The tomato basil pie looks so yummy. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

Anne said...

What a coincidence...I was just reading the latest Country Living magazine and there's a picture and recipe for Tomato pie. I'd never heard of it and now, twice in a couple of minutes. Hmmm, maybe "someone's" telling me I should make one. LOL

loulee said...

Your garden is going to produce some beautiful house warming gifts.

Stina said...

That is a lovely yummy pie.. I know.. because I made it several times last year... only thing I did was to exchange the mayo for creme fraiche instead.. :o))
Good luck with the selling!! The new owners will love your Garden!! :o)

Carol said...

Oh, sounds yummy!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm starving after reading this and I just finished eating! Thanks, Libby, this is a KEEPER! Happy 4th!

Quilt Hollow said...

I remember you sharing this before. Another one of those things the family won't touch just cause they are so afraid! Now as for myself....anybody live nearby that makes it and wants to offer a slice, I'm in!!

AnnieO said...

Yummmm, sounds delicious! I'll definitely try it out.

That new planting sounds good--I wish you luck that the harvest is soon!

The fields near us are planted with pumpkins and I love to watch the vines take over--it happens so fast! There is also a huge pick-your-own field right on the side of the 101 freeway that is coming along great. They plant in phases so they have early and late pumpkins. Your buyer will be smiling come fall!

Guðrún said...

Will you wait for the house to sell before you move?

Stephanie D. said...

I'll have to make one of those this summer and bring it to work, because I know it's the kind of thing my hubby won't eat.

DD and I however, would compete for the last bite, I'm sure!

Marilyn R said...

The new homeowners will be so lucky - they can reap the bounty of your garden! It has to be somewhat bittersweet to you though as you won't1 be able to pick that ripe pumpkin Maybe the home you buy will have a garden waiting for you!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

WOW!!! Look at that Pumpkin! Mine are still just teensy tiny.

Good luck with selling the house - how are things in your neck of the woods in that regard? I've heard some housing markets haven't been as effected, but here it's still pretty rough. We've looked at a number of houses but too afraid to actually dive in and try and sell. Some great deals out there though!!!

Cathi said...

I made this Monday night following your recipe! They absolutely flipped over it. Dear Hubby and Computer Geek ate the whole pie then Dear Hubby asked if I would make another one (I didn't have enough mozzarella cheese). I'm sure their cholesterol was up a little bit the next day! Thanks for sharing. A new family favorite.

Lori said...

The recipe sounds delicious. I picked my first tiny tomatoes from the garden tonight! The dog stole one so he got to try the first one.:(

dee said...

Wow! I actually have everything to make this today. Amazing.
Hope the sale goes fast and easy. Fingers crossed.