Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tomato Pie, Just Do It

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I have a craving right now and its all Elle's fault.

Curse that gorgeous woman and her gorgeous family!

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My craving is for Tomato Pie. I'm not going to post the recipe because reading her recipes are a joy. Oh and she makes her own crust... which looks easy... but I'm lazy... and I have pre-made crusts in my freezer.

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I followed Elle's recipe almost exactly but I had roasted garlic in the fridge so I mashed it up into the mayo, cheese mixture. Thats right. I said mayo and cheese. I still consider this pie healthy as its called Tomato Pie and not something like Chocolate Silk Pie.

Tomatoes are a vegetable (actually a fruit but we'll ignore that in this case) and so this is considered a health food. Right? Right.

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Why am I showing you so many of these very similar pictures?

Because I don't have a single picture of the pie once it was cut into! It disappeared too quickly.

I meant to get a picture of a perfect slice on a pretty plate. Then I ate the slice.

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I tried to straighten out the edge of the cut pie. I straightened and straightened and straightened until there wasn't much left.

I ate the leftovers for breakfast.. cold... straight out of the refrigerator... while standing in the middle of my kitchen.

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Go make that pie and report back

23 comments:

  1. I haven't made it yet but had the recipe already in "the queue" for next week. But only for me because HHBL would not care for a pie that has tomatoes prominently featured. More for me!

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  2. Now I'm really hungry! It looks delicious :)

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  3. OOOOOOOOO HEAVENS........THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Can't say that I've ever eaten Tomato Pie, but it certainly looks heavenly! Off to visit Elle's blog! Thanks

    http://minivanlife.wordpress.com

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  5. Thank you for reminding me about this pie! It's one of the recipes I have saved for later.
    p.s. Mayo, cheese and garlic is the best thing ever!

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  6. That looks fab. But I will *not* put mayo in my pizza pie, I will not do it. I'll double the roasted garlic instead.....

    Ellie

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  7. oh my goodness that looks sooo good!

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  8. That looks tasty. I'm a freezer crust woman, too.

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  9. Well, it looks delicious! (Fond as I am of sweet pie!) I'll have to try this out!

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  10. Looks heavenly and since I have about a million tomatoes clinging to my vines outside...sounds like a plan for later in the day:)

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  11. I'm just slightly over tomatoes, but this is tempting me beyond what I can bear... I blame the mayo-cheese mixture...

    Also, I awarded you the Honest Scrap award today!

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  12. Need.

    Every since I saw it on Elle's page I've been dying to try it...

    But The Child hates tomatoes.

    More for me!

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  13. Yummy! I love tomatoes and this would make for a perfect comfort food in the chill of the upcoming fall nights.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  14. Oh yum. I love tomato pie. Haven't had it in forever. But it's a good reminder to put the recipe up on the fridge. Thx.

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  15. Hahaha! Lovin' you, you sweet girl!!

    Your pie looks so beautiful with the alternating red and green tomatoes. And garlic in the mayo-cheese? FANTASTIC THOUGHT!! That addition is genius.

    This line was great: "for breakfast.. cold... straight out of the refrigerator... while standing". Hahaha, righteous.

    Do I see a steak in the last photo? YUM!!

    I'm so glad you tried it and even more glad that you liked it. Thanks for mentioning me--you're so fabulous and so much fun!

    Elle

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  16. That looks so stinkin good! I'm hungry now - I don't have time to wait for pie, but I am definitely going to give that one a try!

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  17. Oh my that looks good! I have a ice cream bucket full of tomatoes in my fridge and was wondering what to do with them... Now I do!

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  18. not so much a tomato fan,but your shots make it good enough to eat-seriously. What sort of camera do you use? We are in the market for a new one and I am taking a poll. : )

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  19. OhMyGosh!! Someone from So. California read my blog and commented on it!?! AND... I now love your blog too! Come on down for the pork tasting any time you want! We'll definitely hook you up! :)

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  20. thank you for your comments... I love them so much!

    Shannon- I use a Canon rebel xSi and I love it soo much. I originally wanted a Nikon but i liked the way the canon felt in my little hands. make sure to go down to a store and hold the cameras and play with the settings

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  21. Yum - tomato pie! That one looks good. Love the heirlooms you used.

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  22. I made the mistake of looking at your blog hungry again...I have to make this pie, it looks amazing!

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  23. Totally sounds like something I would do. Or actually, something I already do! And since hubby doesn't like tomatoes I'd have this all to myself. Sounds yummy!!

    PS- pie crust is easy once you start making it all the time (even for lazy people! doesn't take too long).

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