Green Tomato Pie Recipe

Not long ago, I harvested over 28 lbs. of green tomatoes from our garden. (Our weather is no longer warm enough for them to ripen on the vine.) I always keep some to ripen indoors (a great way to have fresh tomatoes through winter!), and some I keep for my favorite green tomato recipes. But this year, I also really wanted to try making - and tasting - our first green tomato pie.

I know, it sounds really weird. Even gross. But this Southern dessert actually tastes similar to apple pie. Even my kids, who were totally turned off by the thought of the pie, became huge fans after tasting it. It's easy, too!

Green Tomato Pie Recipe

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 
5 tablespoons all purpose flour 
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
A pinch of salt 
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 cups thinly sliced green tomatoes (about 4 or 5 medium tomatoes) 
Pastry for 9 inch double crust pie
1 tablespoon butter

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add the vinegar and tomato slices, tossing to coat well. 

3. Line a 9 inch pie plate with one of the crusts. Spoon the filling into it. Cut the butter into small pieces and scatter over the filling.

4. Lay the second crust over the the filling, cutting 3 slits in it. Or cut the crust into strips and lay them, lattice-style, over the filling.

5. Bake for 60 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender and the filling is bubbly. If desired, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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