Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
A wonderful pie bursting with the sunny flavours of sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella!
- 1 pie shell, pre-baked
- 100 g mozzarella cheese
- 3 -4 tomatoes
- 4 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon semolina or 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- 3 eggs
- 250 ml half-and-half cream
- 1 clove garlic
- 50 -100 ml chopped fresh basil
- salt (to taste, I use 1 teaspoon)
- black pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 200 C.
- Slice mozzarella and tomatoes.
- Chop sun-dried tomatoes.
- Spread mustard on the bottom of the pie shell and sprinkle the flour on top.
- Layer the fresh tomatoes on the shell and sprinkle the sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts on top of the tomato slices.
- Arrange mozzarella slices on top of everything.
- Peel and finely chop the garlic clove.
- Whisk together eggs and half-and-half.
- Add the chopped garlic, chopped basil and seasonings to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
- Pour the egg mixture into the pie shell.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes.
- For a more Greek touch, try using feta cheese instead of mozzarella and add a few sliced olives to the pie (and remember you'll need less salt in a feta pie:-).
Prepared for my daughter and her boyfriend and they were very pleased with the results. Fast and easy and very flavorful. Decided to substitute a substantial amount of very fresh parsley for the basil and it worked out well. Would definitely make again.
I had to improvise on the ingredients a bit - used roasted red peppers instead of the sun dried tomatoes (just a preference thing) and added a wonderful fresh from the garden sweet onion cut in rings. This was very good - I will make this again. A great recipe for the vegetarian in the house.
This is a very nice recipe, that breathes the mediterrenean. I had a little problem though: my pie looked done after 20 min in surround heat, though was woobely when I took it out. I turned on bottom heat after, but when I finally took it out, the bottom still remained soggy. I will try it again with bottom heat and post an update. The taste was great though. Thanks for sharing.