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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Green Tomato Pie

This week brings another post brought to you by the farmer's at Little Bearfox Farm. They still have an abundance of green tomatoes, and this week we came up with another way to enjoy them. Introducing- Green Tomato Pie. And when I say pie, it's really cobbler, but we're still calling it pie because it sounds better and is being served in a pie dish.

Sarah from LBF coined this pie Snickerdoodle Love Apple Pie, which I think is adorable, but also it's super cool because love apple is a tomato nickname. It is the literal translation of the french words for tomato- pomme d'amour. I am pretty much obsessed with anything french since my trip to Paris last fall.

Imagine green tomatoes, as if they are apple pie filling. That is the whole idea behind this dish. If that sounds weird to you, you are not alone. But I am a fan of logic, and I am going to explain why this works using my cooking logic. Apples are fruit, so are tomatoes, fruit pie isn't weird, it's normal. Green apples are the best for pie making because they are tart, green tomatoes are tart too! You can follow that easy logic right?

Honestly, the whole idea sounded gross to me. And to be even more honest, I gagged at the first bite. But, I was eating the pie with a farmer who reeked of tomatoes. You know the smell of tomatoes on the vine? I LOVE that smell. I wait all summer for that smell. These farmers though, they reek. After working in the tomato patch for a while, they come out and their hands and arms are green! The tomato smell I adore, becomes overwhelming, and that combined with the tomato pie, was way to much to handle. I tried the pie again later, without the extra scent, and I really enjoyed it. I came back for seconds.

It's the kind of dessert you would make more for the novelty than anything else (because why wouldn't you just make apple pie if you were craving this taste profile), but even for that, I believe this recipe is worth sharing, which is why we made it again just to take pictures and share with all y'all!

These tomatoes are just SO gorgeous, it's hard to get a bad picture!

The cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the top of the cobbler mounds really puts this dish over the top.

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Snickerdoodle Love Apple Pie
A pie reluctantly created for a pie baking contest. “I am not a baker, but I like cobbler and have access to lots of green/unripe tomatoes!” The favors are inspired by an apple pie since green tomatoes are similar to apples, crisp and tart.
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 2 tsp suagr
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • dash ground cinnamon
  • cornstarch cornstarch
  • Sugar Mix:
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375.2. Mix together all filling ingredients in a bowl.3. Cook unripe tomato mixture on the stove in medium pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes or until soft. 4. In a clean bowl mix together Topping ingredients starting with dry ingredients. 5. Once Filling is soft pour into a greased pie pan. 6. Spoon the Topping over the Filling. 7. Mix together Sugar Mix and sprinkle over the Topping.8. Bake for 20 minutes and golden brown. 9. Let cool slightly before serving. 10. Enjoy!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 pie

That's one happy tomato farmer!

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