Sarasota's Tomato Pie

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"This is a combination of 2 or 3 recipes and it has just become my favorite recipe. I cheat and use a premade pie crust, but you can easily make your own crust. Good sweet tomatoes is the key for a good tomato pie. Season with some fresh basil, Italian seasoning and then of course a cheesy topping. Can't get more comforting."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (343.1 g)
  • Calories 547.1
  • Total Fat - 33.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 74.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1985.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 14.4 g
  • Protein - 35.4 g
  • Calcium - 599.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 44.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Pie Crust ... Blind bake the pie crust according to package directions. Cool.

Step 2

Tomatoes ... Lightly seed the tomatoes so there isn't a lot of extra moisture in the pie, I just use a spoon to do that. Then lightly salt the slices and lay them on a rack so they can drain - 10 minutes is long enough.

Step 3

Filling ... Add the onion slices to the bottom of the crust and season lightly with salt and pepper. Top the onions with layers of tomatoes and basil. I like to season the tomatoes with a little pepper as you go; remember, the tomatoes are already seasoned with salt. Top the final layer of tomatoes with the Italian seasoning.

Step 4

Topping ... Mix the the mayonnaise and mozzarella together and spread over the top of the tomatoes. Finish by topping with the parmesan cheese.

Step 5

Bake ... Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the pie on the middle shelf approximately 30-35 minutes. Depending how much filling you have, it may take a bit longer. The topping should be golden brown and bubbly.

Step 6

Serve ... Serve with a green salad or some roasted vegetables. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Carols Cafe

We loved this! If you love tomatoes, do try it! I made it, when my sister came over to visit, for lunch. I used a store bought pie crust that I had left over from the holidays, to save time. The house smelled wonderful while baking and when my sister arrived she said she couldn't wait to eat. It was delicious! I wasn't sure what to make to go with it, so I just sauteed some sweet Italian sausage with peppers and onions. So good together!

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(5 Jan 2021)


Thanks for a great lunch. We really enjoyed it. You need to make sure your fork is filled with the tomato, cheese, fresh basil and onions to get a perfect bite. Loved it! We ate with fresh cobs of corn.

review by:
(25 Aug 2012)