Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Individual Tomato Pies

I don’t know why, but we haven’t made these in years and they are outrageously good.  The recipe comes from the Roseville B&B in Marshall, TX but I don’t have a link for it.

The ingredients:

10 count inexpensive buttermilk biscuits (we use thawed frozen ones)


Dried Basil or Italian Seasoning (we used fresh basil)

Sliced tomatoes for 10 Biscuits

Salad Supreme by McCormick

1½ cups of grated Monterey Jack/Colby grated cheese

1 cup Mayonnaise (Dukes for us)

Grated Parmesan cheese

Fresh basil

Note: Bev made a full recipe of the cheese/mayo but we only made four pies but since the mixture will keep well, we can enjoy them again in a few days.

The Process:

1. Spray foil lined cookie sheet with Pam.  Space biscuits and flatten. 

2, Spray biscuits with Pam and sprinkle with basil. 

3. Peel (we didn't peel) and slice tomatoes ½“ thick and place a slice on each biscuit.  Since the biscuits will get bigger while baking, the tomato can be larger than them to begin.

4. Sprinkle tomatoes with Salad Supreme. 

5. Mix Monterey Jack/Colby cheese with mayonnaise.  Spread one heaping tsp. on top of tomato and sprinkle heavily with parmesan cheese.

6. Bake at 350 degrees until biscuits are done (about 15 minutes).  Do not let the biscuit get too brown.  Do not be skimpy with spices.

Garnish with chopped fresh basil.

Other Variations:

1. Place 6 raw shrimp on top of tomato before baking

2. Place 2 precooked slices of bacon on top of tomato

3. Place 2 asparagus spears on top of tomato

4. all of the above can be combined for a special tomato pie

The Verdict:

I ate two for brunch and they were as good as I remember - it is a dish I would recommend to anyone who likes tomatoes.  It will not be so long before we have them again and I can imagine an egg on the next one.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Larry, Love this recipe! Very nice indeed and easy to change around a bit. Different cheeses, bacon, asparagus, etc. We will give this one a try... Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. Drooling! I think they look and sound so tasty.

  3. I think I've hand-peeled exactly one tomato in my life ... not likely to take the time to do that again. This recipe sounds incredible and a must try! Thanks for sharing it.


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