Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's a pie filled weekend

This weekend was just like the many before. I had to work for most of the afternoon on Saturday and had a completely free day, for once, on Sunday! If you have read my blog before, you know I am a HUGE Pioneer Woman fan. She has a Saturday morning cooking show on the Food Network and yesterday was the first episode of Season 2! Of course I watched it when I was hungry and her flat apple pie looked amazing! I decided that it would make a great dessert that night. The dough was super easy to make and the filling was even easier.

Sunday, I thought I would make Tomato Pie for lunch but it ended up being a great side dish for dinner. Paired with some grilled chicken and Greek pasta salad, it was so yummy! I originally got this recipe from a Southern Living magazine.

First, make the dough. The ingredients are super simple. Stir together 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt together. Then add 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Fork until dough is combined. Put into a plastic bag and roll into small disk. Refrigerate 1-24 hours.

Once dough is chilled. you can assemble the pie! You will need to cut 2 large tomatoes  into 1/2 inch thick slices, place on paper towel and sprinkle with salt. Let them sit for 30 minutes.

Next, preheat the oven to 350 and roll the dough out to fit a pie plate. Fit the dough into the plate and cove all edges. Cook the dough for 5-8 minutes.

Once the crust comes out of the oven, sprinkle 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese on the bottom. Add slices of tomatoes. Finish with a mixture of 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 3 chopped green onions, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil and 3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan Cheese.

Cook for 30 minutes.



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