Yummy... Tomato Basil Pie
We have been at the Oxford Farmers Market for 3 weeks now. We sell a variety of different basil plants but our most popular is our sweet basil. I had a customer ask me yesterday if I had a good recipe for cooking basil. This is the recipe I gave her. One of my favorites.
Please be sure to let me know how you liked this recipe if you decide to try it.
9-inch prepared pie crust, unbaked
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
4 medium tomatoes
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Unfold the pie crust, and place in a 9-inch quiche or pie plate. Flute
the edges or press with fork tines. Pre-bake according to the package
directions. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella
cheese. Cool on a wire rack.
Cut tomatoes into wedges and drain on paper towels. Arrange the wedges
on top of the melted cheese in the baked shell. In a food processor, combine
the basil and garlic, processing until coarsely chopped. Sprinkle over the
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the remaining mozzarella cheese,
mayonnaise, Parmesan and pepper. Spoon cheese mixture over basil mixture,
spreading to evenly cover the top.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
Serve warm garnished with basil leaves. Serves 4 to 8.
We have always had a dream to own our own farm and take pride in working hard to produce our own food. That dream is now coming true before our eyes and we look forward to sharing our experience!