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cherry tomato pie

Recipe by
Lucy Clark
Springfield, IL

This is a family favorite. Bacon makes everything better!!

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry tomato pie

  • 6 slice
  • 2
    pie crusts
  • 2/3 c
    finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 4 c
    cherry (or grape) tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
  • 1
    egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    finely grated lemon peel

How To Make cherry tomato pie

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 Cook bacon til done, but not crisp (Reserve 2 TBS. grease)
  • 2
    Roll out pie dough. Place 1 in pan as usual. Cut the second to the size of the bottom of the pan and place that on top of the first crust (keeps bottom from becoming soggy). Dish should be at least 2" deep.
  • 3
    Prick bottom of pastry. Line with foil; bake 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more minutes.
  • 4
    Remove and reduce heat to 375. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over the pie crust. Place bacon against the side of the crust. Cut remaining bacon into small pieces and add to tomato mixture.
  • 5
    Cook onion in reserved bacon drippings til tender. Drain and set aside.
  • 6
    Halve 2 cups of tomatoes. Place halved and whole tomatoes in large mixing bowl. Add olive oil, 2 TBS basil, salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  • 7
    In a separat bowl beat together cream cheese, mayo, egg yolk, cooked onion, lemon peel, remaining Parmesan, basil and pepper.
  • 8
    Spoon cream cheese mixture into pie crust. Top with tomato mixture. Gently press tomatoes into cream cheese.
  • 9
    Bake til tomatoes begin to brown, about 35 minutes.