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Pioneer Days first place winner: Tomato Pie

W_-_PioneerDaysPieBennettIMG_3855_copyEditor’s note:  This is the final in a series of three award winning pie recipes, provided courtesy of the High Springs Pioneer Days pie contest winners.

Tomato Pie

Placement: First Place

Cook/Contestant: Marilyn Bennett

Ingredients:

4 ripe tomatoes, peeled & sliced

8-10 large basil leaves, chopped

½ cup chopped green onion or chives

2 Tbs. self-rising flour

Pepper to taste**

2 cups grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese (combined)

1 ½ cup mayonnaise

One pre-baked 9” pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Layer tomato slices, basil and green onion in a pre-baked pie shell, alternating between layers, ending with tomatoes on top.  Add pepper to taste.  Mix together grated cheese, mayonnaise and flour.  Spread on top of tomatoes to form a top crust.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Cool slightly before serving as a side dish with meats.

**Salt is not needed due to the amount existing in the mayonnaise and cheese.