Sunday, June 5, 2011

Italian Plum Tomato Prosciutto Cheesy Pie





This is been a great year for our garden here in Florida, I can't get enough recipes for all these plum tomatoes, I couldn't wait to share this light but perfect brunch, or dinner with everyone, it's a family favorite for years! Can you tell how proud I am of these babies, I think it's my third picture, I can tell you one thing, I have never had luck growing my own produce, animals always eat them!  So this is the only reason for my bragging rights this year, please forgive me, I do feel guilty not sharing!

deep dish pie crust homemade or store bought  ( prick holes in the bottom and bake for 9 minutes @375 degree oven)
6 slices prosciutto chopped in pieces (you can use ham or bacon if you choose)
2 cloves of minced garlic
3 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne pepper and parlsey
1/2 cup shredded Fontina cheese
1/2 cup shredded  white Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon Romano cheese
optional :1/2 cup mushrooms, green peppers or zucchini
Place cookie sheet on oven rack. Heat oven to 375°F. Add prosciutto, garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper to the bottom crust, sprinkle with Romano cheese. In medium bowl, whisk together half-and-half, flour and eggs, add spices. Stir in shredded cheeses. Pour over tomato mixture.
Bake on cookie sheet 25 to 30 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

23 comments:

Federica said...

What a rich and delicious pie. It looks amazing dear ^__^ Bye, have a great Sunday

Belinda @zomppa said...

Brag away! This is my kind of pie!

Melynda said...

I would love to go to the back yard and pick fresh ripe tomatoes! Yes please do brag away, and thanks for sharing this great pie recipe. Yum!

Tina said...

thanks for posting such a unique and delicious recipe for a main course. buzzed it.

Parsley Sage said...

Great use of those awesome 'maters! I swear, food grown in your own garden tastes so much better :)

StephenC said...

Congrats on the tomatoes and the recipe.

Lucia from Madison said...

I will be making this! Looks great!

Greg said...

This sounds marvelous. THe photos are really good too.

Fausta said...

Gongrats a rich and delicious pie.
Bye, have a great Sunday.

Victoria said...

This reminds me very much of quiche!! Love all the yummy fillings. Whatever you call it, I'd definitely love a slice :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, my goodness, goodness!! My husband is going to flip over this pie... and Italian, that's for us!! Hubby loves all pies, from chicken, to pineapple, to apple, to, etc...but this one!, he loves prociutto, so he's going to adore! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Love. FABBY

Big Dude said...

This dish is one I could really get into and your presentation and close up shot make me want to head for the kitchen and see if I have the stuff.

Joanne said...

What a pie! So good. So fresh. I really, really want some. Great recipe Claudia.
I made a fruity cheese pecan topped pie. It came out so good - it's a dieters demon.

Lizzy said...

Oh, this looks incredible...so rich and flavorful! And I'm so jealous of your tomato crop, Claudia! Lucky you!

ARLENE said...

I am hoping for a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. After years of trying to fight the deer, wild turkey, and other assorted crop destroyers, we gave up on a garden in our home in the woods. However, I bought one of those topsy-turvy tomato planters and if it doesn't pull the porch down--it weighs a ton--I'm hoping I can make this delicious pie with my own garden tomatoes.

chefpandita.com said...

What a scrumptious savory pie. Love it!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

How decadant! It looks wonderful, great flavors. Thanks for the droolworthy pictures!

Rochelle said...

Looks delicious! We have this bacon here that is similar to prosciutto except it's not cured. I'd love to try this with that :D

Ellie said...

:) That's all I have to say about that!

Magic of Spice said...

Your tomatoes look so wonderful...I am waiting for a new batch to ripen :) Wonderful looking pie just loaded with goodies!

Claudia said...

I love every ingredient separately. Together is a slice of heaven. I hope my tomatoes are as good to me this summer as they are to you!

Sandra said...

Simple and hardy meals are always a favorite at our house. I wish I was your neighbor and you'd invite me over for dinner.

Spicie Foodie said...

Claudia you always have the most yummiest Italian recipes. This is no exception. Mouthwatering!