Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tomato Pie and the life of a Modern Day Grandma

Last weekend I made a tomato pie and celebrated my 80th birthday. Jeff and I were about to go out of town, but had 4 tomatoes threatening to go bad while we were away. So, while flipping through Southern Living (and watching Golden Girls) I found this recipe and altered it to ingredients we already had. The result is below.

4 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup light ranch
1/4 cup cilantro 
1 cup Gruyere
1/4 cup parmesan

Preheat oven to 350. (I omitted the pastry portion of the pie, but you can use homemade or store-bought, whatever your preference.)
Salt sliced tomatoes and place in bottom of dish (or pastry shell). Place sliced onions over tomatoes.
Stir together mayonnaise, ranch, cilantro and gruyere. 
Spread mayonnaise mixture over tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

It resembles a healthy pizza and is perfect for summer days. There are many variations that are worth sampling. 

I promise my next post will be wildly irresponsible in hopes of maintaining an audience under 75. Wild.

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