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Rustic Tomato Pie. A free-formed butter crust with an herb goat cheese filling topped with fresh sliced tomatoes.
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5 from 2 votes

Rustic Tomato Pie


  • Rustic Tomato Pie
  • yield: 4 servings as a main dish 6 or 8 as appetizer or first course
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • The fresh taste of good tomatoes shines through in this simple pie. Goat cheese and tomatoes are natural buddies and they play well together in this dish. Slice tomatoes ahead of time salt them and let them drain for at least an hour to release some juices.
  • Pastry dough for a 9-inch pie rolled into an 11-inch oval or circle, omit sugar
  • For the filling:
  • About 4 cups 2 ½ pounds sliced tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes (a combination of sizes and colors is fine)
  • 3 or 4 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • Half-and-half for brushing edges of pie
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place tomatoes in a colander or on rack in sink to allow juices to drain. Salt them to help release juices.
  • In a small bowl, mix goat cheese, mayonnaise and chives. Set aside.
  • Roll premade dough into an 11-inch oval or circle on floured surface. This is a free-form pie baked on a sheet. If it is too hard to roll because butter has firmed too much, let sit on counter for about 15 minutes. (You can also roll it on a Silpat baking mat or a piece of parchment paper that can be easily transferred to your baking sheet).
  • Spread goat cheese mixture onto dough, leaving an edge of about 2 inches. Arrange tomatoes on top of that. (The tomatoes may look high but they will cook down.) Sprinkle the flour over the top of tomatoes. This will soak up excess liquid.
  • Fold the dough over just to the edge of the tomatoes. It will not cover them completely but will make an edge. Brush it with half-and-half and sprinkle edge with salt and pepper.
  • Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for at least an hour before cutting.
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