A Better Tomato Pie

As we’ve been harvesting more tomatoes lately, I was hungering for a good tomato pie.  Last summer I posted a recipe for tomato pie that I got from  a friend of mine.   Last week another friend shared her recipe for tomato pie over on her Face Book page.  It sounded amazing!  I did a little experimenting and ended up with a combination of the two recipes.  It was yummy!!

1 9-inch pie shell, baked

6-7 medium tomatoes, sliced thinly and patted dry (I dehydrated mine for 2 hours.)

salt and pepper to taste

8 slices of bacon, fried crisp, crumbled, and divided

7-8 slices Swiss cheese

4 tbsp chopped, fresh basil

3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

3/4 c. mayonnaise

1/2 c. crushed crackers (I used store-brand of Ritz.)

Place half of the dried tomato slices over the crust bottom and up the sides. sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with about 1/3  the bacon bits and about half of the chopped basil.  Layer Swiss cheese over the bacon and basil.  Repeat layers. Combine Parmesan cheese with the mayonnaise, stirring well. Spread over the top. Sprinkle crushed crackers on top of the mayonnaise mixture. Top with remaining bacon.

Bake uncovered at 350* for about 30 minutes.  Serve hot.

Bacon & Swiss Quiche

My friend Abi shared this quiche recipe with me a few weeks ago after she posted a picture of the one she had made.  It looked amazing!!  I knew that I needed to give it a try, so I made it for breakfast this morning.  It tastes as good as it looks!  The great thing about a quiche is that there are many different ingredients that can be added to the recipe.  It is easy to come up with great variations.  Try adding different cheeses,  diced ham, broccoli,  spinach or diced bell pepper!  You can even add some chopped hot peppers if  you like it spicy!

 

one pie shell for a 9-inch deep dish pie plate

1/4 c. sliced green onion

1 tbsp. butter

6 eggs

1-1/2 c. whipping cream

1/4 c. apple juice

16 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled

8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese

salt and pepper

Place the pie crust in the pie plate and finish the edges. In small skillet, saute’ green onions in butter; set aside. In large bowl whisk together eggs, cream and juice. Stir in bacon, salt and pepper to taste, and green onions. Pour into pie crust and top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.