Tomato and Corn Pie

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When the recent issue of Gourmet arrived in my mailbox, I was quite taken with their retro-inspired tomato and corn pie recipe.  This dish truly embodies the bounty of a midwestern summer. Seasonal ingredients topped with sharp Cheddar cheese, fresh herbs and a dollop of mayonnaise make this meal well worth the trouble of baking in August.

I followed the recipe exactly, so I won't post it here, but I suspect that substituting modified quantities of dried herbs would work just fine if you don't have any fresh available. The biscuit crust is quite forgiving, so this recipe is worth a try even if you have lousy luck with other pie crusts. After baking, the bottom crust came out a big soggy, so I would recommend removing some of the juice from your tomatoes before assembling. Serve with a small green salad and a cool glass of vinho verde for a great end-of-summer supper.

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Things have been so busy here!  We are finally moving this weekend and I am looking forward to getting my computer back in order, catching up with my photos from Buenos Aires, introducing you to a remarkable bakery in rural Montana, telling you all about my recent Maine lobster binge in Bar Harbor, and sharing details about the excellent dinner I attended last night at Province hosted by the National Honey Board.  It has been a truly memorable summer.

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deena - Looks delicious, and oh-so-summer. I’ve been wondering what to make for a potluck tomorrow, and I think this might be it….

deena - Looks delicious, and oh-so-summer. I’ve been wondering what to make for a potluck tomorrow, and I think this might be it….

kickpleat - I made this too. Amazing.

kickpleat - I made this too. Amazing.

gemma - Thanks Deena! I hope it worked out well! Kickpleat, definitely one of the hits this summer. So sad that Gourmet won’t be part of next summer!

gemma - Thanks Deena! I hope it worked out well! Kickpleat, definitely one of the hits this summer. So sad that Gourmet won’t be part of next summer!

vitamine A - Looks so delicious and mouthwatering. I have made this yesterday. Want to make again.

vitamine A - Looks so delicious and mouthwatering. I have made this yesterday. Want to make again.

Bonni in Waupaca - I’ve been making Laurie Colwin’s original version of this pie for years, both at home and at the restaurant, and it’s a big hit. Pregnant women crave it, college students home for the summer wax nostalgic for it, and a French family that visits an immigrant daughter for a late summer reunion requests it every year.
At any rate, to avoid the soggy crust I put a thin layer of cheese in first, before the tomatoes. And I’m sure to assemble the pie only when the oven is preheated and we’re ready to pop it in directly. After that, it keeps quite well for at least a day, if it lasts that long.
Also, in looking over the recipe in Epicurious, I see that they’ve added 3/4 cup of milk — I never do that, and I don’t believe that Colwin’s recipe had that either. Just the mayo mixed with lemon juice.
Cheers, and my best to your folks.

Bonni in Waupaca - I’ve been making Laurie Colwin’s original version of this pie for years, both at home and at the restaurant, and it’s a big hit. Pregnant women crave it, college students home for the summer wax nostalgic for it, and a French family that visits an immigrant daughter for a late summer reunion requests it every year.
At any rate, to avoid the soggy crust I put a thin layer of cheese in first, before the tomatoes. And I’m sure to assemble the pie only when the oven is preheated and we’re ready to pop it in directly. After that, it keeps quite well for at least a day, if it lasts that long.
Also, in looking over the recipe in Epicurious, I see that they’ve added 3/4 cup of milk — I never do that, and I don’t believe that Colwin’s recipe had that either. Just the mayo mixed with lemon juice.
Cheers, and my best to your folks.

Gemma - Glad you like it vitamine A!
Thanks for the great tip Bonni! I will definitely try that next time. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving in Waupaca!

Gemma - Glad you like it vitamine A!
Thanks for the great tip Bonni! I will definitely try that next time. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving in Waupaca!

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