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bacon onion tomato pie

★★★★★ 9
a recipe by
Lolly St John
Concord, CA

It may sound strange, but believe me, it is to die for!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you grew up in the South, you most likely have had a version of tomato pie in the summer. This bacon onion tomato pie is full of fresh, sweet tomatoes. Onions in the filling and green onions sprinkled on top add a nice flavor. Bacon mixed with cheese and mayonnaise add the perfect savory flavor to the pie. A crushed cracker topping is buttery and adds a little crunch. Sweet, smoky, and savory, the flavors remind us of a BLT. A delicious pie to use summer tomatoes.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 9
serves 6-8
prep time 35 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon onion tomato pie

  • 1
    9 inch pie shell
  • 5
    large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1
    sweet onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 tsp
    butter, melted
  • 2
    green onions (scallions), sliced

How To Make bacon onion tomato pie

Test Kitchen Tips
Tomatoes put off a lot of liquid naturally. If you want to avoid that, you can seed the tomatoes. Or, slice the tomatoes, place them on a paper towel with a little salt, and let the salt draw out some of the liquid.
  • Pricking a pie crust to bake.
    Prick the pie shell with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  • Draining fried bacon.
    Fry bacon. Cook till tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Sliced tomatoes in the pie crust with onions.
    Peel and slice tomatoes to fill the bottom of the pie shell. Sprinkle with chopped onion, salt, and pepper.
  • A second layer of onions and tomatoes added.
    Layer more tomatoes; salt and pepper (again).
  • A mixture of mayonnaise, bacon, cheese, and milk covers the tomatoes.
    Mix mayo, bacon, cheese, and milk. Spoon on top and pat down to cover tomatoes.
  • Ritz crackers mixed with melted butter on top of the pie.
    Mix the crushed Ritz crackers and butter. Then spread on top of the pie.
  • Baking the bacon onion tomato pie.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • A slice of Bacon Onion Tomato Pie sprinkled with green onions.
    Sprinkle scallions on top.