Thursday, November 19, 2009

Italian Tomato Pie Upstate N. Y. Style Recipe


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
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Make sauce first below.


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.

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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
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