How to make it

  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  • Place and unroll unbaked pie pastry into pie pan.
  • Slice bacon and cook up in skillet while performing other tasks.
  • Once spinach is thawed (I used my microwave for 1-2 minutes on medium strength) place half of the boxed thawed spinach into a clean tea towel and grab corners to create a bundle.
  • Over sink start squeezing - and squeeze some more, loads of water will come out - you really want to get all the water out, and after opening back up your dish towel, the spinach will easily pop out of your dish towel.
  • Fork pie pastry all over on bottom with holes to prevent buckling
  • Sprinkle at least 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese on bottom of pie pan on top of pie pastry.
  • Sprinkle three tablespoons of the flour on top of the parmesan cheese - this will prevent your pie from being too drippy of tomato juices
  • Slice if using beefsteak tomatoes or plums into 1/4 inch slices and arrange in circles over lapping slightly in pie pastry. Sprinkle a little salt all over the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle about half of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the tomatoes.
  • In bowl, crack your eggs and add mayonnaise, whisk till completely combined and thick.
  • Add freshly cracked pepper, tomato paste, 1/2 of the remaining parmesan cheese, remaining flour, optional shakes of chili flakes and half of the nutmeg to egg mixture.
  • Stir again then add spinach - stir till combined.
  • Pour egg mixture over tomatoes.
  • Once bacon is done, drain any extra fat and place on top of egg mixture and add additional shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
  • With hand or back of spoon, slightly press cheeses and bacon into egg mixture to get them wet.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining nutmeg.
  • Add optional diced green onions.
  • Place pie pan carefully into preheated oven and allow to bake for 40 minutes.
  • When checking for doneness, insert knife - which will come out a little wet, but not gloppy.
  • Let Pie/tart set up for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  • This can be served hot, cold or warm - it was delicious cold late last night when I was struck with a little hunger after watching Craig Furgenson!
  • Yes I KNOW!!! lol
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Not sure HOW I missed this one! On the list to make soon! Love the "working oven" step! lol
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  • sas 12 years ago
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  • pleclare 12 years ago
    Your recipes are to die for. This looks fantastic and hopefully we will have lots of tomatoes. Thanks for a great post!
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  • knoxcop 12 years ago
    OHHHHH YES! YES! So sad that I have to wait to do this one, because I have everything except the dang tomatoes. Yes, I KNOW I could go to the store...but they wouldn't be the same! --Kn0x--
    *outside to tap toe impatiently in front of plants*
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  • jlv1023 12 years ago
    this looks so yummy and here I am eating yougart, must make this soon and with summer tomatoes, how can we go wrong,

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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Cheese, tomato, spinach, bacon, all in a crust...Sounds like heaven to me...Got my 5..:)
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh yesssssss.....*swoon*....this looks and sounds so delicious, Leah. You rock, GF! I love your pics and flagged you for them. I cannot wait to try this. High 5 - and thanks! :) Vickie

    *wanders away feeling veryyyy hungry*
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