Shopping List

 1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches) (The Butcher's Wife loves Marie Callender's)
 3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
 10 bacon strips, cooked to medium and crumbled
 1 cup shredded cheddar or gruyere cheese
 1 cup mayonnaise
 ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 3 green onions, sliced (optional)

Cooking Instructions

1

Bake pastry shell according to package directions. Be sure to use parchment or tin foil weighed down with pie weights, beans, or rice to keep it from puffing.

2

Place tomatoes in the crust in concentric circles. Bonus points for slicing the tomatoes and laying on paper towels for a while to soak up some moisture - it's worth the extra step! Sprinkle with bacon. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, basil, black pepper and green onions. Spoon over bacon in the center of pie, leaving 1 inch around edge.

3

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown (cover edges with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning). Let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting!

Serve warm or at room temperature - perfect for a brunch buffet or a midnight snack! 

Ingredients

 1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches) (The Butcher's Wife loves Marie Callender's)
 3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
 10 bacon strips, cooked to medium and crumbled
 1 cup shredded cheddar or gruyere cheese
 1 cup mayonnaise
 ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 3 green onions, sliced (optional)

Directions

1

Bake pastry shell according to package directions. Be sure to use parchment or tin foil weighed down with pie weights, beans, or rice to keep it from puffing.

2

Place tomatoes in the crust in concentric circles. Bonus points for slicing the tomatoes and laying on paper towels for a while to soak up some moisture - it's worth the extra step! Sprinkle with bacon. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, basil, black pepper and green onions. Spoon over bacon in the center of pie, leaving 1 inch around edge.

3

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown (cover edges with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning). Let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting!

The Butcher’s Wife’s Tomato Bacon Pie
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