posted by Meryl 08-09-102 8:04 PM
Easy Tomato-Cheese Pie with Crumb Crust
1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons butter or margarine , melted
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 large firm tomatoes, sliced
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 green onions, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
1/4 cup additional Parmesan cheese
crumbled bacon (optional, for garnish)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine crumbs, butter and the 4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. Press into greased 9" pie plate and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Re-set oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Spread tomatoes in a layer on the crumb crust. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder, and green onions. Mix eggs with half and half and the grated Swiss cheese, then pour over tomatoes. Sprinkle the additional Parmesan (and crumbled bacon, if using) over the top. Bake for 30 minutes.
Makes 6 side-dish servings
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