November 8, 2010


...that they will ripen inside on our windowsills.

Or else, we'll be making this:
Old Fashioned Sweet Green Tomato Pie
(a friend of mine made one a couple of weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised with the taste!)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely ground white pepper
  • 4 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Make the pie crust and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Divide the dough in half. Place 1 piece of the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to an 11-inch circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Transfer to a 9-inch pie pan. Trim the crust with scissors or a sharp knife to within 1/2-inch of the outer rim.

In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture across the bottom of the prepared piecrust.

Add the tomatoes and lemon juice to the bowl with the remaining flour mixture and toss to coat. Spoon the tomato mixture into the pie shell, and dot with the butter.
Roll out the remaining crust on a lightly floured surface. Place on top of the tomato filling and tuck the overlapping crusts into the pan, forming a thick edge. Crimp the edges to seal and cut small 1/2-inch long vents in a decorative pattern along the top crust. With a pastry brush, brush the top of the crust with the cream, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie.
Rob's been busy getting wood and splitting it...the girls and I have been helping stack it. We've been keeping our woodstove busy.
Look at the gourds we grew in the backyard...Rob's going to make them into bird houses by making a hole in one side!


Sarah said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog, Marfa. I've seen you comment elsewhere and am looking forward to getting to know you through your own blog.

Your girls are so cute!

Xen Xen said...

Everything looks GREAT! If you do end up eating some green tomatoes, let us know how they are, I have always wanted to try some :o)

wayside wanderer said...

What an adorable tomato gatherer you have! And the tomatoes look great. I've never heard of a tomato pie. That sounds very interesting.