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Nov 15, 2013

Corn, Tomato, and Cheddar Pie

Corn, Tomato, and Cheddar Pie

This recipe is incredibly delicious.
I love how the flavors of the corn, tomatoes, lemon and chives all blend.
Pair this with a green salad and dinner is going to be great!

What you will need:

2-Pie crust, ingredients and recipe follows, OR you can just cheat like me and use a premade pie crust (Pillsbury makes a great one!)
1 3/4 pounds tomatoes
1 1/2 cups corn from, about three ears of corn, roughly chopped
3 TBSP chopped chives
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
7 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 3/4 cups)
1/3 cup mayo
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
2 TBSP melted butter for brushing on the crust

Pie Crust
2 cups flour
1 TBSP baking powder
3/4 Tsp Salt
6 TBSP (3 ounces) cold butter
 cut into cubes or grated
 and then frozen
3/4 cup whole milk

 To Make:
                                                    Preheat oven to 400 F.

If you are making the pie dough: 
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in the cold butter either with a pastry cutter or a fork until combined and crumbly. Stir in the milk with a fork until the dough comes together. Form in a ball and place in the fridge to chill while you prepare the filling.

Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices. To avoid a soggy crust de-seed about 75% of the slices by pushing out the goop and seeds.
Whisk the mayo and lemon juice together
Chop the chives, grate the cheese, and have the corn ready.

If making your own crust, divide the dough in half, wrap one half back in plastic wrap and put back in the fridge.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough into a 12 inch round. Place in a 9 inch pie plate.
Layer half the tomatoes, then half the corn, half the chives. 
Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and some pepper. Layer half the cheese on top.
Repeat: remaining tomatoes, remaining corn, remaining chives, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper. Drizzle with lemon mayo and then top with remaining cheese.
Roll out top crust and either cut out vents with a cookie cutter or a knife. Crimp the edges and brush with the 2 tablespoons of butter. 
Bake in the 400 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
Cool on a rack and serve either warm or at room temperature.

Source: Smitten Kitchen

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