Tasty tomato pie
The Kentucky State Fair just wouldn't be complete without award-winning pies.
Rusty Portman from Louisville shares a recipe for Tomato Pie which won third place at the fair.
(3rd place winner, "Pie Baking Championship", Kentucky State Fair)
Rusty Portman of Louisville
1 box Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
1/2 onion sliced thin
2 tablespoons pesto sauce
4 oz. feta cheese
1/2 cup cornstarch
2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2-1/2 oz. white cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon water
1 package of gelatin
Chop tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces and let drain. Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice and pesto in a bowl and set aside. Role out one of the Pillsbury pie crusts into a pie pan and trim just a bit over the edge. Beat the egg and water together and brush a light coat over the bottom and up the sides of the crust. Pour the cornstarch and gelatin over the drained tomatoes and stir, pour into pie crust mounding them up toward the center. Top with very thin onion slices and the feta cheese followed by the cheddar cheese. Keeping everything toward the center, pour the pesto mayonnaise mixture over the entire top. Role on the other Pillsbury pie crust and trim 1-inch over the edge of the pan. Gently tuck the edges of the crust in under the bottom sides. Push softly around the edge just above the filling to seal. Cut vent holes and brush with egg water mixture. Bake in a 375° F for 40 to 50 minutes.
--Rusty won a white ribbon and a $50 cash award in the Pillsbury "Pie Baking Championship" contest held at the Kentucky State Fair on Tuesday, August 19.
--Rusty's recipe took 3rd place among 35 total entries.
--Rusty's recipe was judged equally based on the following criteria: Taste, Appearance, Creativity, Ease of Preparation and General Appeal.