2009/10/18

green tomato pie

Why are green tomatoes so much more expensive than the red ones? They're just ordinary tomatoes that don't have time to ripen up, and are sold as they are. Nice change though, bought couple and made a pie. I made the crust from a little vegan butter, wheat flour, water and soy yogurt; basic pate sable, and was too much in a hurry to take notes on ingredient
amounts. So, use any crisp pie crust recipe you have, or buy good quality deep-frozen vegan dough if you're busy.


Green tomato pie

Crisp prebaked rectangular pie crust (app. 20cmX12cm/8X5)
3 to 5 green tomatoes
plain tofutti better than cream cheese
cane sugar
dash of salt and black pepper

Slice the tomatoes thinly. Spread tofutti on the crust, sprinkle with cane sugar and arrange the tomato slices on top. Scatter on some more sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in 225 degrees Celsius (430F) until the tomatoes are baked and the crust is golden brown.

2 kommenttia:

  1. Elegant looking pies. I wonder, if green tomatoes taste different from the red ones. I usually don't eat them and have never tasted them baked.

    VastaaPoista
  2. I found the taste somehow less tomato-like than in the red ones, milder. Cooking them diminishes the acidness of the unripe fruit. I added a lot of cane sugar, and that softened the taste even more. I liked, not bad at all.

    VastaaPoista