Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tomato Pie Recipe Upstate New York

                                                        

Anyone who grew up in Upstate NY knows what Tomato Pie is. Just about every baptism, communion, birthday,holiday or family reunion of some kind will have a box of this Italian pizza pie, with grated cheese on top , it just wasn't a party without it......




1 pizza dough recipe refer to link below or 2 pounds of store bought
Click here for homemade Pizza Dough

Make sauce first below.

SAUCE:

6 fresh plum tomatoes roasted
3 cups tomato puree
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 1/2 tablespoon sugar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil first cold pressed
Lots of Pecorino Romano Grating Cheese
You will need to roast tomatoes on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Slice the tomatoes in half, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil...While they cook, combine other ingredients and let it simmer until thickened. Add in roasted tomatoes when cooked, mash tomato chunks until no large pieces of tomato is left. This makes a thick sauce.


Click Here for Pizza Dough Recipe

Rise until double in volume around two hours. Stretch out on pizza pan rectangle in size, rise again for 30 minutes. Bake in preheated hot oven at 430 degree's. Around 15 minutes,.....will still be white,( cook longer if you like crispy and browned, however tomato pie is not suppose to be crispy if you have never had this). Take out, dredge the bottom and tops with extra virgin olive oil. Spread sauce and a thick amount of grated cheese on top ( Pecorino Romano cheese). Put back in oven until pie is set, not browned.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

25 comments:

Stacy said...

Yum! I want some :)

Laura said...

Delicious, I love it :)

Karine said...

Your tomato pie sounds delicious! thanks for sharing :)

Cookin' Canuck said...

Well, I'm not from upstate NY, but this looks like a delicious tradition.

Daydreamer Desserts said...

That looks so good! I need to find myself some local Italian friends. =)

Cheah said...

This looks inviting.

Tania said...

That sauce is very interesting!

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm...looks very delicious. I have to learn that. Thanks for sharing.

Drick said...

this is nothing like the south's tomato pie, tomatoes in a pie shell...thanks for giving us folks down here a taste...

Rochelle said...

This something I would love to make... though getting both the hubby and the little one to eat it would be a chore... guess I'll just have the eat the whole thing myself!

Tasty Trix said...

Love, love, love. My mouth is watering for this.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! I would love this super delicious tomato pie for my second dinner!

pegasuslegend said...

Thank you friends...this recipe has been in our family for many years, hope you all try this some time..we love it :)

Brad said...

Looks almost like briar hill pizza? thanks for the great recipe, reminds me of what mom would make.

zerrin said...

I love the flavors in the sauce. I'm sure it has a tempting smell when it's cooking in oven.

moonglowgardens said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm a gardener and tomato addict before I'm a cook, and can't wait to try this one!

Claudia said...

Oh how grand. Love the tomato pie - NYC did not have that but I do remember hearing about it. I love the premise of your blog - as I started my blog to leave my traditions to myvery Minnesotan children who have little idea what it was like to grow up in NYC as an Italian-American. (hint: It was fun!)

Kelly said...

Yum, so delicious--a good looking picture and wonderful flavors! Thanks so much for sharing!

AppleC said...

Great recipe. I love tomato pie. In fact, in the Taste of Utica book, there are quite a few recipes for Tomato pie and everyone posts a different version. It will be another long post listing so many options to make tomato pie. I can't wait!

My Little Space said...

This is simply yummilicious! Hassle free, of coz!

Sortachef said...

I keep hearing about tomato pie, but somehow in my youth I never encountered it... we always had the oily Philly pizza instead. Thanks for the post, Claudia!

Feathersnpaws said...

I'm from Schenectady NY Claudia... so close to Ithaca but never heard of it. Seems it's a real Ithaca thing. My daughter makes it and loves it... me think's it's going to be time to try it myself soon too. Your photo is making me drool.

Feathersnpaws said...

I'm from Schenectady Claudia... so close to Ithaca but never heard of it. Seems it's a real Ithaca thing. My daughter makes it and love it... me think's it's going to be time to try ti myself soon too.

Joseph C. said...

Not just upstate NY, we grew up on it here in Western NY (Buffalo, NY) too,...... Luigi`s Italian Bakery, Balistreri`s, Bluebird, Gino`s....ect. We had a bevy of Italian bakery style Italian Tomato Pie`s to choose from, The best !

Megan said...

Sounds like a winner to me!adman