The September tomatoes…the ripe red ones that hang on vines starting to droop, vines heavy with green tomatoes that will never see red…these ripe homegrowns are the sweetest of the season I think. They are summer’s last gift before it is all a memory.
What to do with the last few tomatoes just picked? A BLT…a jar of tomato sauce…a pie? Yes. I love to make pies. A deep savory pie it will be.
A crust using fresh lemon thyme from my garden along with some freshly ground black peppercorns is where I will start.
I am a fan of the springform pan for tarts & pies as well as for cake. A straight sided savory pie is just so beautiful.
Thick sliced homegrown tomatoes salted and draining on paper towels before adding to the pie helps pull out some of the water before using. I do not want this…
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