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Green Tomato Pie

RG

This pie is very much like apple, but better and really different.

Ingredients

  • About 1 1/4 pounds very green tomatoes (not pink)
  • 3/4 cup seedless raisins, plumped*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fine dry bread or cracker crumbs.
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter

* I keep raisins soaking in a little rum in a jar, so they are always plump. You could pour boiling water over them in a sieve to plump up if you don't want to use rum.

Instructions

  1. Cut tomatoes in half and slice them almost paper thin. (About 4 cups very thinly sliced). I keep raisins soaking in a little rum in a jar, so they are always plump. You could pour boiling water over them in a sieve to plump up if you don't want to use rum. Drain well.
  2. Put tomatoes, raisins and rind in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and vinegar.
  3. Mix sugar, ginger, cinnamon, salt and flour in a small bowl.
  4. Line a large pie pan with dough. Sprinkle crumbs over bottom. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup of the sugar mixture over the crumbs.
  5. Stir the rest of the sugar mixture into the tomatoes and heap into pan.
  6. Dot with small pieces of the butter and top with crust.
  7. Sprinkle the top with a little sugar and nutmeg if desired.

I often put 1/2 teaspoon or so of nutmeg into the flour when I'm making the crust also.

Posted by CookinMom at Recipe Goldmine 7/13/01 5:12:36 pm.

Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking - berksweb.com


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