Monday, August 7, 2017

Mom Money-Saving Tip 86


If your cherry tomatoes taste sour, don’t throw them out.  Sauté them in a few tablespoons honey for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Serve as a side dish or bake them, as I did, as part of a tomato pie.

Cherry Tomato Pie – serves 6 as a side dish

1 pre-baked pie crust
2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 -3 cups cherry tomatoes, washed and dried but left whole
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 8-ounce brick cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Begin preheating the oven to 400 degrees (375 degrees if using a glass pie pan).

Put the honey in a medium frying pan and begin heating over medium heat.  Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring continuously until some of them begin to shrivel.  Remove from the heat and set aside.

Spread the mustard onto the bottom of the pie crust and then cover with thin slices of cream cheese.  Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.  Transfer the partly cooked tomatoes and any juices on top of the cream cheese so that the cream cheese is totally covered.   Bake for about 20 minutes, or until some of the tomatoes begin to collapse. 

Serve immediately or let cool and serve at room temperature.

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