Easy Tomato-Cheese Pie with Crumb Crust
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- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 2 large firm tomatoes, sliced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄2 cup grated swiss cheese
- 1⁄4 cup additional parmesan cheese
- crumbled bacon (optional, for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine crumbs, butter and the Parmesan cheese.
- Press into greased 9" pie plate and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Re-set oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Spread tomatoes in a layer on the crumb crust.
- Sprinkle with sugar, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder, and green onions.
- Mix eggs with half and half and the grated Swiss cheese, then pour over tomatoes.
- Sprinkle the additional Parmesan (and crumbled bacon, if using) over the top.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Serves 6.
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Tried this recipe yesterday and it looks awesome. I love the crumb crust better than a pie crust, makes it less heavy. My only problem was, as another stated, it came out a bit watery. I thought it was because I used onion instead of green onion. Will saute onion next time. I also cut away most of the inside of the tomato and the seeds, so I don't think the problem is with tomato. Definitely will try again. It tasted even better the next morning for breakfast.
I loved making this recipe twice with my 3 year old Granddaughter. It was lots of fun for both of us. We made a saute of chopped scallions, green pepper, celery and garlic along with sliced mushrooms, zucchini and summer squash. Then we spooned this mixture between layers of tomato and egg, milk and cheese mixture. It added considerably to the prep time but it was delicious. The accompanying photo by my daughter (hlkljgk) shows how good it looked!
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