With fresh local corn in season I certainly have been enjoying a lot of it! In particular I have been making my favourite hot corn dip a lot, maybe a little too frequently even, so I was thinking that I should change things up a bit. The first idea that I had was to try to use the flavours from the corn dip to make something else like a corn casserole to make more of a meal out of it. I searched for a recipe with a few of the ingredients that I wanted to use in addition to the corn and a few corn casserole dishes came up but the recipe that caught my eye was this one for a corn and tomato pie on Gourmet .
With field tomatoes being at their peak right now it was difficult to pass up on a pie that used them along with the corn that I had started the search for. Add to that the use of mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and fresh summery basil and you had a winner that was impossible to resist! I tweaked the recipe a bit replacing the chives with green onions and adding some applewood smoked bacon for even more flavour. The original recipe called for peeling the tomatoes, slicing them and then neatly layering them with the other ingredients but I wanted to keep things quick and simple so I skipped peeling the tomatoes, diced them and just mixed all of the ingredients together. The next interesting thing about this recipe is the biscuit crust which is a nice light alternative to your more standard all butter crust and I mixed some basil into it.
Corn and Tomato Pie
This pie defines late summer with its juicy and tasty field ripened tomatoes, corn straight from the cob and fresh basil. Of course the bacon, mayonnaise and cheese don’t hurt either! 🙂
- 1 1/2 cups corn, about 3 ears
- 1 1/2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, about 4 medium, diced
- 4 strips bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked (optional)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise or sour cream
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 handful basil, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 pie crusts pastry or biscuit
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Mix the corn, tomatoes, bacon, mayo, green onions, basil, cheddar cheese and cayenne and season with salt and pepper.
- Fit one of the pie crusts into a 9 inch pie plate, pour in the corn and tomato mixture and fit the remaining pie crust on top folding it over the edges of the bottom one and crimping to seal in the juices.
- Brush top of the pie with butter and cut 3-4 1-2 inch slits in the crust to let out the steam.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling, about 30-40 minutes.
Chicken Pot Pie
Oh lordy does this look good 🙂
They don't have food like this here in Argentina. I grew up on dishes like this ( North Carolina) ..
This looks incredible!
raquel erecipe says
I am sure the taste is awesome. that crust looks and sounds too good..I’m thinking of making this over the weekend.
Alpha Blonde says
Oh yum! So creative, and it looks perfect for the colder weather coming up.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A beautiful and scrumptious tomato pie! Perfect with a seasonal salad.
This quiche is so beautifull and sounds yummy!!!
When I saw your tweet about the pie crust, I was hoping this was what you made with it!
Rocky Mountain Woman says
My son would go nuts over this. I'll put it on the menu for the weekend!
Love this idea! Yum!
Oh. My. This looks and sounds delicous. Definitely adding this to my fall menu!
Terry C says
I have been looking for a tomato pie recipe that doesn't have 25 pounds of mayonnaise, and this looks wonderful. Also, I love the idea of the crust! Thank you!
Mmmmmhhhh yum! I want the buffalo grilled chicken sandwich!
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Oh my, this looks terrific! All my favorite flavors. And the biscuit crust doesn't scare me like regular pie crust does.
Barbara Bakes says
Great end of summer recipe. I've never tried a biscuit crust.
Twin Tables says
Looks good! I make a delicious fresh corn salad, and suddenly I want to try baking it as a casserole. I'll post how it turns out. I love when other blogs inspire my own!
Twin Tables: This would work great as a casserole with a nice layer of melted cheese on top!
Kathy Mercure says
I am so making this! I just bought fresh corn, and have the tomatoes on the vine.
Thanks for posting.
Kathy Mercure says
Just wanted you to know that I made a variation of your pie last night (using an olive oil galette/crostada crust). It was amazingly good. I can't wait for dinner tonight!
Kathy Mercure says
Hi again Kevin, I wrote a blog about the variation I made if you are interested in reading: http://www.eatingtherainbow.com/2011/10/corn-and-tomato-galette.html
Love your ideas!
Looking at this, I’m like “this looks yummy, but I wonder how it would work as a quiche instead… Any c(l)ues?
This would be nice in a quiche!