Classic Southern Tomato Pie Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- 4 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Pie dish

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Place the pre-made pie crust in the pie dish and prick the bottom with a fork.
3. Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
4. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool.
5. Arrange the sliced tomatoes in the cooled pie crust.
6. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper.
7. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the tomatoes, making sure to cover them completely.
8. Bake the tomato pie for 30-35 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
9. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 45 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Serving size:
- This recipe serves 6-8 people.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 320
- Fat: 26g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Protein: 9g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of cheese you prefer in place of the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.
- If you don't have fresh basil or parsley, you can use dried herbs instead.

- Add cooked bacon or ham to the pie for a heartier version.
- Use different types of tomatoes, such as cherry tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes, for a different flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to slice the tomatoes evenly so they cook evenly.
- If the pie crust starts to brown too quickly, cover the edges with foil.
- Let the pie cool for a few minutes before slicing to prevent the filling from spilling out.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover tomato pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the tomato pie, place it in a preheated 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the tomato pie on a platter with fresh herbs and sliced tomatoes on top.

- Garnish the tomato pie with fresh basil or parsley.

- Serve the tomato pie with a green salad or roasted vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted asparagus
- Garlic bread
- Corn on the cob

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the pie crust is too soggy, try baking it for a few extra minutes before adding the filling.
- If the cheese starts to brown too quickly, cover the pie with foil.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all utensils before preparing the recipe.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.

Food history:
- Tomato pie is a classic Southern dish that originated in the United States.

Flavor profiles:
- This tomato pie is savory, cheesy, and slightly tangy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the tomato pie as a main dish or as a side dish at a barbecue or potluck.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Rich, Comforting, Homey