WATCH: Fresh From Florida Makes Easy Florida Tomato Pie – Absolutely Delicious!
By Space Coast Daily // May 25, 2023
This easy recipe is perfect for dinner tonight.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA– Fresh from Florida shows us how to make an easy Florida tomato pie.
■ 3 to 4 medium Florida tomatoes
■ 1 (16-ounce) tube of ready–to–bake biscuits
■ 1/2 cup fresh basil
■ 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine or leaves pulled from stem
■ 1 cup Cheddar Jack cheese (or your favorite), grated
■ 1 cup mayonnaise
■ Florida-made hot sauce, to taste
■ 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease a round baking dish, open the biscuit dough and press the biscuits to line the inside of your baking pan and form a crust for your pie.
Make sure the biscuit crust goes evenly up the sides of the baking dish; it should be thin and even all the way around. Cut the Florida tomatoes in half and squeeze over a small bowl to remove excess liquid and seeds.
Slice the tomatoes into quarter-inch slices and place in a layer at the base of your baking dish. Evenly add a dash of seasoning and a layer of fresh herbs and basil leaves.
Continue to build layers with tomato slices, seasoning and fresh basil.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheese, a cup of mayonnaise and a dash of Florida hot sauce and mix until blended.
Taste and adjust seasoning with more seasoning blend and fresh thyme. Evenly add the mixture to the top of the tomato pie and carefully spread it around.
Add the rest of the seasoning on top, and place in the oven. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to set up before cutting into slices to serve.
Fresh Tip: Make sure to really smash the biscuits into the bottom of your baking pan; a tube of biscuit dough should be enough to line 2 (9-inch) pans.