Tomato Pie, Southern Style

This recipe is adapted from Vivian Howard‘s piece in Saveur

Tomato Pie, Southern Style
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1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
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1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Tomato Pie, Southern Style
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Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Pie Crust
Filling & Topping
Servings: 10 inch pie
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Pie Crust
  1. Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium for a few seconds. Begin adding the butter one cube at a time. Continue until the flour is speckled and crumbly, about 4 minutes. With the mixer still running, add the water, sun gold tomatoes, and vinegar until just combined. Do not overmix. Press the dough into a 6-inch disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator overnight (Or the freeze for a few hours).
  2. Bring the crust to room temperature and lightly butter a 10-inch metal pie pan. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Dust your counter and rolling pin lightly with flour and roll the crust slightly larger than your pan. Lay the crust in the pan and press gently into its edges. Cut off the edges that hang over and discard. Freeze for at least 15 minutes or until you're ready to blind-bake.
  4. Lay foil or parchment paper on top of the crust and weigh that down with dried beans or rice. Blind-bake the shell for 30 minutes. Remove the pie weights and foil or parchment and bake 5 minutes more. Set the cooked crust aside as you prepare the filling.
Filling
  1. Toss half of the diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar. Set them over a colander to drain while you get everything else ready, at least an hour.
  2. Lower your oven to 375°. In a medium sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter and then add the onion and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-low heat until deeply caramelized. This will take about 45 minutes. If the onion gets away from you and burns a little, add 1⁄4 cup of water to the pan, scrape up the overbrowned bits, and keep going. In the end, you have a scant 2⁄3 cup caramelized onion.
  3. Toss the remaining diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, thyme, and olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a sheet tray with as much room separating the individual pieces as possible. Slide the tray onto the middle rack of your oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. You're looking for the tomatoes to dry out and brown slightly.
  4. Once all the individual components are done, stir together the onion, garlic, the fresh and roasted diced tomatoes, the remaining salt, sugar, black pepper, and basil.
Topping
  1. In a separate, smaller bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, fontina, and Parmigiano. Spoon the filling into your blind-baked crust. Top with the cheese mixture and tomato slices. Bake in the middle of your oven for 30 minutes. You can serve this warm or at room temperature.
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Quinoa, Lentil, & Apple Stuffing

Recipe by VegOut! Challenge Ambassador & Chef Erin O’Leary Stewart of DEFINE Foods

Quinoa, Lentil, & Apple Stuffing
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8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Quinoa, Lentil, & Apple Stuffing
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8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and pinch of red pepper flakes and sauté until translucent. Add the mushrooms, garlic, splash of red wine, a couple Tbsp fresh herbs, and pinch sea salt and continue to cook a few minutes more until mushroom start to cook down. Add the apples (reserving a few slices), vinegar, maple, and spices and cook a few minutes more.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the quinoa, lentils, hazelnuts and cranberry. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Add vegetable broth, if needed, 2 Tbsp at a time, until mixture is slightly moist.
  4. Transfer to a large baking dish. Add the remaining apple slices and top with more fresh herbs. Bake for 15- 20 minutes, until heated through. Turn oven up to broil and cook 5 minutes longer to crisp the top, watching close to be certain not to burn.
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Tostada Salad with Salsa Verde

Tostada Salad with Salsa Verde
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4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Tostada Salad with Salsa Verde
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4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Cut tortillas into individual serving sizes with a 2" round cookie cutter
  4. Brush top and bottom tortillas with olive oil, season with salt & pepper
  5. Bake on parchment-lined sheet tray for 8-12 minutes -or until golden.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat grill to high.
  7. Place tomatillos, sweet onion, green onions and poblano on the grill rack and cook until charred-about 10 min on high heat.
  8. Transfer grilled vegetables to a food processor. Pulse until chunky.
  9. Add lime juice, cilantro, and garlic to the food processor and puree until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. This is your salsa verde! Set aside.
  10. Place beans in a medium mixing bowl and smash with a fork.
  11. Assemble tostadas, starting with a baked tortilla and layering beans, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, corn, and cheese. Top with another baked tortilla. Serve with salsa verde on the side. Enjoy!
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Hummus

Hummus
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Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Hummus
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2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Place chickpeas in food processor.
  3. Add lemon juice, garlic, and tahini into food processor.
  4. Blend until almost smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Try dipping carrots, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, or whole-grain crackers in hummus for a delicious treat!

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Garden Pesto

Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Combine basil, arugula, oregano, garlic and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until fine.
  3. Add parmesan, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until incorporated.
  4. While food processor is running, stream in olive oil until emulsified.
  5. Use pesto on pasta, sauteed vegetables or in scrambled eggs. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Pesto can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  • Try freezing pesto in ice cube trays for already portioned single servings to use all season. Frozen pesto will keep for up to 1 month

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