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Taste of Summer: Savory Tomato-Basil Pie

July 14, 2010


When I worked at Southern Living Magazine, we tested a lot of Tomato Pie recipes. I have been searching for one without mayonnaise that was lighter, healthier and still tasted great. My assistant, Alatia, told me about one that she made recently. This Tomato-Basil Pie is super easy, and it makes great use of summery fresh tomatoes and basil. My kids said it tasted similar to a pizza, and they loved it. This is a great recipe idea for a party appetizer, light main-dish dinner or lunch. Serve with a drizzle of balsamic if you like. It’s a true taste of summer.


Tomato-Basil Pie

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 to 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
1 (15 ounce) package refrigerate piecrust (see note below)
5 slices mozzarella cheese
3 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Unroll 1 piecrust and place in a 9-inch pieplate. Unroll remaining crust and press over bottom crust; gently roll or press crusts together. Fold edges under and crimp. Arrange cheese slices evenly over bottom of crust. Top with sliced tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

3. Bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes. Top with fresh basil and serve immediately.

Feel free to use only 1 crust for a thinner crust. If using only one, bake in preheated oven for only 25 minutes or until golden brown.


3 Responses to “Taste of Summer: Savory Tomato-Basil Pie”
DJ Waldow says:
July, 27 2010at 01:13 am
Alison - VERY excited for you! I already knew, but still PUMPED! DJ Waldow @djwaldow
DJ Waldow says:
July, 27 2010at 01:13 am
Oops. That comment was supposed to go on another post!
Elizabeth says:
July, 15 2010at 02:40 pm
Your blog is my ultimate favorite! Thanks for all your incredible creativity

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