Tomato Pie is a delicious, traditional Southern dish that truly captures the robust flavors of ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs, and melted cheese. Known for its gorgeous, layered arrangement of sliced tomatoes, the pie is often seasoned with basil and onions and set in a buttery, crispy crust.
Tomato Pie makes a perfect addition to summer potlucks, picnics, or a quick homemade dinner. Comforting yet fresh, this dish can be enjoyed either warm or cold. Customizable with different cheeses or herbs, it's a versatile recipe that caters to unique tastes.
Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes?
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What kind of cheese is best for Tomato Pie?
How do I prevent a soggy crust?
Can I make Tomato Pie ahead of time?
What can I serve with Tomato Pie?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Tomato Pie expire?
A freshly baked home-made tomato pie should be good for about 2 to 4 days when kept in the fridge. If you've bought your tomato pie from a store, there'll often be a sell-by date on the packaging which should give you a good idea of its freshness. But after you open it, it's safer to eat within 3-5 days. If you choose to freeze your tomato pie, it can last up to 3 months. Make sure your frozen tomato pie is defrosted safely by leaving it in the fridge overnight to thaw slowly rather than leaving it out on the counter.
How do you tell if Tomato Pie is bad?
Tomato pies usually have a savoury smell, so if your pie starts to smell unusual that’s one of the first signs it might be off. If you see any molds or discoloration, these are obvious signs that your tomato pie has spoiled. Also, if the texture of the pie feels slimy or too soft, it is most likely bad.
Tips for storing Tomato Pie to extend shelf life
• Keep your tomato pie in the fridge, in a sealed container to keep it from drying out. A pie in the refrigerator will keep its flavor and texture intact.
• If freezing, wrap your pie well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.
• For fresh tomato pies, letting them cool to room temperature before refrigerating can preserve the flavorful crust.
• Reheating frozen pies in an oven can help restore its original texture and flavor.
• Make sure the tomato pie is covered at all times to keep out air and bacteria. It would be best to store it in a cake carrier or wrap well with clear wrap.
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