Heirloom TomatoFest Recipes {Ham & Tomato Pie)

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Use a traditional 9-inch pie shell, not a deep-dish. There’s no need to thaw the crust before assembling.
• YIELD: Makes 4 to 6 servings
• COOK TIME: 28 MINUTES
• PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
• COOL: 20 MINUTES
• COURSE: Main Dishes
Ingredients
• 1 (8-oz.) package diced cooked ham
• 1/2 cup sliced green onions (about 4 onions)
• 1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked pie shell
• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
• 2 medium plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
• 1 large egg
• 1/3 cup half-and-half
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• Garnishes: fresh basil sprigs, tomato slices
Preparation
• 1. Sauté ham and green onions in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until ham is brown and any liquid evaporates.
• 2. Brush bottom of pie shell evenly with mustard; sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon ham mixture evenly over cheese, and top with single layer of sliced tomatoes.
• 3. Beat egg and half-and-half with a fork until blended; pour over tomatoes. Sprinkle evenly with basil, pepper, and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
• 4. Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 20 to 23 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve; garnish, if desired.

Recipe from Chantelle Crouch

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