Sunday, August 23, 2009


Have had a bumper crop of tomatoes in my earthboxes this summer and lots of fresh basil too. Yum. Here is my favorite tomato recipe of all time. Thanks Joanne!!
Joanne’s Famous Tomato Pie

· one frozen deep dish pie crust
· 3 to 4 tomatoes --- sliced and seeded and patted dry
· salt/pepper to taste
· 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese --- grated or shredded
· 2 tbsp fresh basil --- chopped
· 1/2 cup mayo
· ¼ cup onion --- chopped (optional)
· 8 Ritz crackers --- crumbled
· 2 tbsp butter --- melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook pie crust according to package or until golden brown (~10 minutes). Fill pie crust with layers of tomatoes. Mix cheese, mayo, fresh basil and onion. Spread over tomato layers and cover with cracker/butter combination.
Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.