Feta Tomato Pie

Feta tomato pie is more a bread pudding than pie. It that comes out saucy and savory and utterly refreshing on a hot summer day.

Feta Tomato Pie with fresh tomatoes

 

Everyone grows tomatoes. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a generalization, but if people grow anything in the summer, there is usually at least one tomato plant sitting somewhere in a 5-gallon bucket. It’s completely understandable. A summer-time tomato tastes and smells a million times better than the lifeless variety found in the grocery store. A summer-time tomato oozes with the very essence of the season once cut, the warm earthy-floral flavors leaking all over your cutting board and BLT sandwich. A pinch of salt and a twist of pepper and you’ve made my favorite snack for the entire month of July. A summer-time tomato needs little else.

Feta Tomato Pie Slice

I rejoice the tomato in our garden. Every year I plant between 15-20 plants, usually 3-4 different varieties. Plums for canning, black cherries for salads, and Rutgers and Marglobes for all three. I fight the heat and the bugs and the fungus, just so we can put fresh, summer-time tomatoes on everything in site. We plan sauces, salsas and relishes as well as jars and jars of whole tomatoes to get us through the winter.

Feta Tomato Pie

We are swimming in tomatoes and we love it.

 

One of my favorite tomato recipes and maybe one of the most unusual I have seen regarding tomatoes is a tomato pie. Obviously made by some poor housewife with a lot of chickens and a lot of tomatoes in the middle of the summer, tomato pie is more a bread pudding than pie. It that comes out saucy and savory and utterly refreshing on a hot summer day. It can be served warm, cold or room temperature and can be adapted to whatever herbs and cheeses you have on hand. Serve alongside anything green.

 

Feta Tomato Pie
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Feta Tomato Pie

Simple and savory, this tomato pie is a celebration of summer!

Course Appetizer, breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 cups homemade croutons recipe follows
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 T chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large or 2 medium ripe tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix together eggs, milk, basil, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. In a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate, cover the bottom with croutons. top with tomato slices, then top with cheese.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over everything, give the pan a little jiggle to make sure there aren’t any air pockets and bake for 30-40 minutes or until eggs are fluffy and set in the middle.
  4. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and eating!

Recipe Notes

Tip: Most any cheese will work with this pie - blue cheese, cheddar, gouda – but try to find something with a salty bite if you don’t like feta.

 

Homemade Croutons
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Homemade Croutons:

Great for tomato pie, but also for salads!

Course bread
Cuisine american
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups of cubed stale bread
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon. garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Mix oil and seasonings together well.
  2. Toss bread with oil and spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until bread is golden brown and toasted, about 10 minutes.

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family’s winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. I'm so bookmarking this recipe. Yummy. Have a great date-night! Oh, and no, if your brother is with you it is not officially a "date" (unless you are a Southern Belle and the year is 1843).

  2. I actually had been craving something like this and was going to do a recipe search. Thanks for giving me something to cross off my to do list! 🙂

  3. This looks and sounds fantastic! I'm new here and so glad to find your great blog! Love the slide show with all the cuties and I'm looking forward to what's next!

  4. finally got time to spend on FB… you are as always too funny, hope your date nite was a blast – love this tomato pie…

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