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Savory Tomato Pie Recipe

I describe this dish as a quiche without cheese. It's great for luncheons, brunches or breakfasts. Don't skimp of the basil—it makes the pie!—Helen Marucci, Fergus, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 pounds tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, cook and stir over low heat until softened. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • 2. Line unbaked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • 3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, cream, salt, basil and pepper until smooth. stir in the tomato mixture. Pour into pastry shell. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 246 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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