Tomato and Corn Pie

120 mins (prep 40)
13 ingredients
makes 6 (light lunch or brunch) servings
What's integral here is a very thin biscuit crust instead of one made of pastry dough. The inspiration is twofold: the tomato pie brought to us in August 1992 by the late novelist and food writer Laurie Colwin and James Beard's recipe for a quiche-like tomato cheese pie, which appeared in his American Cookery (1972). It's fun to imagine inviting the pair of them for lunch and serving this, along with a crunchy green salad and a big, beautiful glass pitcher of iced tea.

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  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, plus 2 teaspoons melted
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups corn (from about 3 ears), coarsely puréed in a food processor, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 7 ounces coarsely grated sharp cheddar (1 3/4 cups), divided
  • equipment: a 9-inch glass pie plate


Serving Size (135.06 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 528.69 Calories from Fat 212.13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.57g 217.57%
Saturated Fat 8.74g 262.14%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 34.73mg 69.46%
Sodium 1224.23mg 306.06%
Total Carbohydrate 63.89g 127.78%
Dietary Fiber 1.18 g 28.37%
Sugars 0.33 g %
Protein 16.47g 197.65%
Vitamin A 333.37IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 394.72mg% Iron 3.61mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold unsalted butter, fresh lemon juice, beefsteak tomatoes, finely chopped basil, finely chopped chives, a