Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tastefully Simple Tomato Pie


This dish is requested so often, and is so easy to make!!! It makes a fantastic lunch with a salad, or great side dish with dinner. It has been brought to many potlucks, lunches with girlfriends and showers of all types. Don't be afraid to try something new...you never know what you might create!!!


Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Tart (courtesy of Karen Huftalin (IL) and the Tastefully Simple Cookbook)

1 unbaked pie crust (we use the refrigerated pie crusts)
1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
9 medium Roma tomatoes, quartered
2 Tbsp. Tastefully Simple Dried Tomato Garlic Pesto (prepared with oil and water)
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/8 tsp. white pepper (I have often omitted this and it tastes great without it too)

Bake pie crust as directed on package, for one crust pie shell. While hot, sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Arrange tomatoes on top of melted cheese. Sprinkle Dried Tomato and Garlic Pesto over tomatoes. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup mozzarella cheese, mayonaise, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Spread over tomatoes, covering as much as possible. Bake at 375 for additional 35-40 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Delicious!!!!

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