Tomato Pie…Or Not

This week Kitchsplosion is on vacation in Myrtle Beach, but I haven’t forgotten about you, loyal readers. No, always on the lookout for some new meatless wonder, I solicited this recipe for tomato pie.

Tomato pie? You ask. The man at the farm stand shared his recipe, which I cannot attest to in any way. I can only vouch for the tomatoes (and corn and cukes). In fact, I haven’t tried recipe. Okay, the truth is, I am terrified of the cup of mayo (you may remember how I feel about mayo). So it’s not too likely that I will personally try this recipe in its current incarnation.

But in the spirit of sharing local delicacies, I am including my first totally untested, perhaps not even edible recipe, purely for entertainment purposes.*

*Kitchsplosion is in no way liable for the results of this recipe. The user assumes all responsibility for the outcome.

**This week’s photo is by special guest photographer, Patrick White. Thanks, Patrick!

Tomato Pie

  • 1 pre-baked pie crust
  • a bunch of fresh tomatoes
  • a bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  1. In the baked pie crust, layer tomatoes, basil, tomatoes, basil.
  2. Mix together mayo and cheese and spread over the top. (Yeah, this is where he lost me, too.)
  3. Bake at 350 for half an hour, until bubbly.
  4. Consume at your own risk.



  1. Not being big on mayo myself, I completely understand your aversion to trying this recipe (a cup of mayo seems like so much for some reason). I might give it a whirl but substitute Greek yogurt instead, because Lord help me but I do love farm-fresh tomatoes with basil…

  2. I completely agree! I’m thinking a different cheese, too…

  3. Perhaps you can substitute Granny Smith apples for the tomatoes (I’m not a big tomato fan) and some white sugar and brown sugar and cinnamon for the mayo, basil and cheese.

    Bake as indicated.

    (I’m not sure what to call it, however. )

  4. Gotta agree about the mayo thing. I’m OK with it in small doses, but a cup…
    Thanks for answering a question I had been meaning to ask: I was wondering if you / W took the photos for your blog posts yourselves. Kudos for excellent, professional photos – I know it is really difficult to get food photos to come out well and make the food look appealing, yours succeed.

  5. Hmmmm…sounds vaguely familiar…

  6. Thanks! And now we’ve overcome our technical difficulties (bought a USB cable), I’ve changed the photo!

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