This recipe almost needs no introduction- cheese? tomatoes? flaky pie crust? What more do you need? These little pies (more like galettes than pies, really) are absolutely scrumptious and a great way to use up the last of those tomatoes kicking around the Farmer’s Market. Whether you make them for dinner or quick lunches, these tasty pies are worth the effort.
Yield: 8 servings
- 16 oz Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix
- 12 Tbsp Butter, cold, cubed
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 6 – 8 Tbsp Ice Water
- 3 – 4 ripe medium Tomatoes (530g)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh Basil (8g)
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (100g)
- 1 cup Mayonnaise (260g)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbsp Water
Remove dough from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature until malleable. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. To form pies, roll prepared Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust with Cheddar between two sheets of parchment or heavy-duty plastic wrap to 1/8-inch thickness and cut eight 8 1/2-inch rounds (reroll the dough as necessary). Carefully transfer one round to a parchment lined baking sheet. Assemble each pie one-at-a-time on the baking sheet.
In the center of each pie round layer one tomato slice and sprinkle with chopped basil. Make sure to leave a large 1 1/2-inch border. Repeat with another tomato slice and basil then top with about 1 1/2 Tbsp of the cheese-mayonnaise mixture.
Carefully fold the edges of the dough over the filling in small sections, overlapping the edges as you go. Leave about 2-inches of filling exposed in the center of the pie. Try not to move the formed pies as they are very delicate. When all pies are assembled, transfer the baking sheet to the freezer for at least 1 hour.
To bake the pies, preheat the oven to 425°F. Thoroughly whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water. Brush the crust of each frozen pie with the eggwash.
Bake the pies until the crust is golden and the filling is beginning to bubble, 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.