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Tomato, Cheddar & Basil Pie

This Tomato Cheddar & Basil Pie might just be the prettiest pie I’ve ever made.  There’s something so beautiful about a rainbow of homegrown ripe tomatoes.

I’ll let these pictures do the talking.  Words wouldn’t do it justice.

Tomato & Cheddar Pie from Lemony Thyme
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Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.

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All my best,
xo Libby

Tomato & Cheddar Pie

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 1 1/2 Tbl. cornmeal
  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbl. fresh basil roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbl. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Lay tomato slices in a single layer on paper towels to drain for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pie crust into pie plate. Trim edges. Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over crust.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper. In a separate bowl, mix two cheeses together.
  • To assemble pie, sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese to bottom of pie. Layer 1/3 of tomato slices in single layer. Spread with half of the mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 of the scallions and basil and about 3/4 cup of cheese. Layer 1/3 of tomato slices topped with remaining mayonnaise, scallions, basil and 3/4 cup of cheese. Top with remaining tomato slices and remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cover edges of crust with foil if becoming too brown. Allow pie to cool for at least an hour before serving.


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