Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
I found tomato onion pies in 2 cooking magazines, and put them together to make this outstanding side dish! This is very filling, and goes well with just about any meat you make it with. It is also a nice for brunch along side breakfast meats and egg dishes. This pie is anything but bland, with big sweet onion and tomato flavor. It is good with other flavors of cheese too. I sometimes buy cheese blends, or mix cheddar with mozzarella. If you can't find Vidalias, use a Texas Sweet or Walla Walla Sweet onion. If your tomatoes are still too juicy after chopping, place them in a colander to drain while you chop the onions and cook the bacon. This will keep your crust from getting soggy on the bottom. If your oven browns the edges of pie crust too quickly, wrap the edges of pie crust with foil before baking.
- 6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1 large vidalia onion, chopped (about 2/3-3/4 cup)
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 unbaked frozen 9-inch deep dish pie crust
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a mixing bowl, toss tomatoes, onion, basil, and salt.
- Spoon mixture into crust.
- Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
- In a small bowl, stir together cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic powder.
- Spread mixture over pie to edges.
- Bake, uncovered, at 400°F for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown.
This was yummy. However, even though I did place the tomatoes in a collander while doing other prep, the pie came out with tons of water/juice in it. When I tried to serve it, it pretty much just fell apart. Everyone liked the flavor, though. At first I thought I'd be disclined to make it again, but hubby says he liked it. So I suppose I need to find a way to make it less watery. Squeeze out the tomatoes? Toss the onions and tomatoes with a tablespoon of flour? Not sure...