The is the tasty results of the combination of the best of Jean1s Tomato Pie and ratherbeswimmins Oven Roasted Tomatoes. I had the tomato pie at my cousins house and while it was great, I thought of a couple of tweaks, plus it turns out my pie plates are 12 inch deep dish, so I adjusted accordingly. When the pie was made with fresh tomatoes from the garden, the flavor was great, but it was somewhat wet, plus it seemed a shame to only be able to enjoy this wonderful taste in the summer time. I wondered if it could be made in the dead of winter, using only supermarket tomatoes, and still taste good. I made one using some rather tasteless supermarket Roma tomatoes and it turned out really great. You need only to roast fresh tomatoes for 30 minutes hour, but I recommend roasting the supermarket ones 30 minutes on each side. I was amazed what roasting does to some rather blah somewhat dry Roma tomatoes. This is a great way to use the bits and pieces of leftover cheese you have and the bacon is totally optional. I discovered that while it was really good right from the oven, it got better as it sat, next day the flavors were like wow. The tomatoes can even be roasted a day or two ahead - just lay on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and put into the refrigerator, and if you prefer making your crust from scratch, go for it.. Hope you enjoy, this pie is very rich, so I would start with small slices, but it is also very habit forming.