Mr. Food: Summer’s Best Tomato Pie

This summer, how about using those ruby red tomatoes to bake up something a little unusual but a whole lot tasty? We call it Summer’s Best Tomato Pie and it’s so fresh and creamy, you’re gonna have a hard time stopping at one slice. With tomatoes being such a great summer food buy, you may want to bake one for a friend, too!

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. Bake 8 minutes, remove from oven, and reduce oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Arrange tomato slices in crust. In a medium bowl, combine egg, heavy cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix well and pour over tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.