For this delicious pie, green tomatoes are sliced, sweetened and spiced, and poured into a deep-dish, pastry-lined pie plate. The top crust is crimped on, and this robust pie is slipped into the oven.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 4 cups sliced green tomatoes
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll pastry and line a 9 inch deep-dish pie plate.
In a large bowl, combine sliced tomatoes, sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Toss lightly to mix. Pour into pastry lined deep-dish pie plate.
Put little dabs of butter in about 4 or 5 places around the top of pie then cover with pastry. Make slits wherever you please.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until golden and bubbly.