The tomato and I have not always been on the best of terms, even though I grew up with access to lovely home grown tomatoes from my grandmother's gardens. I never quite comprehended the conversations I overheard between my mother, aunt and grandmother, discussing the virtues of home grown tomatoes as they happily munched on their mayonnaise laden tomato sandwiches. Why didn't I like tomatoes? The answer was simple, my father did not like them, and still doesn't, therefore I did not like them. Seemed like a reasonable explanation at the time. In hindsight, I am kicking myself for being a late comer to the joys of a tasty tomato.
Now that I have seen the error of my ways, I anxiously search all summer for the perfect bite of a home grown tomato. This year I have had my fair share and have been working on some recipes inspired by this luscious fruit. The recipe I am sharing today is for a savory tomato pie. It has had several iterations over the past few weeks as I experimented with different types of tomatoes, cheeses and herbs, in search of the perfect combination. I put this pie together earlier this week and shared it with some of my amazing friends/guinea pigs.
I used a store bought crust for this recipe, but feel free to make your own pastry if you are so inclined. Additionally, this same technique would work equally as well on a free-form galette crust
I hope that you will enjoy these last fleeting weeks of summer and share a slice of this delicious pie with some of your friends and always remember to make every (pie) plate something to be passionate about!