This is Mrs. Glenda's recipe for Tomato Pie. It's the best and only Tomato Pie recipe you'll need.
I love when I've found "The Recipe". I finally found "the one" for Chili. Same goes for broiled shrimp and pumpkin bread and jambalaya and a few more.
Mrs. Glenda, from Wichita Falls, Texas says "tomato pie" like a Texan, with an emphasis on the "o" in "tomato" and the long "i" in "pie". I say it like a south Louisianian, with a subtle flat accent, eliminating certain vowels and extending others: "T'mata Piae".
I prefer the way she says it.
3 large tomatoes (firm) slice fairly thin and drain on paper towels. Salt
1 pie crust- bake as directed. Prick crust before baking. Lower temp 25 degrees if using glass pie plate.
Sprinkle 2 T. parmesan on cooled crust.
Layer 1/2 tomatoes
Top tomatoes with pepper, chopped onions, chopped basil.
Mix 2 cups grated cheese (1 c sharp and 1 c mild) with 1/2 cup mayonnaise.
Spread 1/2 mixture on top of basil, onions, and pepper.
Sprinkle 1/2 c parmesan on top.
Preheat to 400 degrees. Reduce to 325 when placing pie in oven.
Bake uncovered for 50 minutes.