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Tomato Pie with Cheese & Pesto

There are some dishes that just scream All American like apple pie, hot dogs & hamburgers, BBQ, and in my family, tomato pie! 
Course Main Course, Pie
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Donya | asouthernsoul.com

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large tomatoes
  • 1 pie shell
  • 1/3 cup of thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese - shredded
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese - grated
  • 4-5 large basil leaves - sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup good quality mayo - not salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Slice 4-5 tomatoes with skin on and place on paper towels to drain - about an hour or longer if you have time.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out pie dough and place in pie or tart pan and trim edges. Prick pie shell to prevent rising. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for about 20 min.
  • Layer onion on bottom of pie shell then sprinkle on grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese to form an even layer.
  • Spread pesto over cheeses.
  • Layer half the tomatoes over pesto in a circular pattern overlapping.
  • Mix mayo with grated cheddar cheese and spread on top of tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle on fresh basil.
  • Layer remaining tomatoes over basil.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes minutes. If the edges get brown early, put a pie ring on top or use a homemade one made out of tinfoil.
  • Remove pie from oven and sprinkle on additional Parmesan cheese.
  • Allow pie to rest at least 30 minutes, sprinkle on basil, slice and serve.