CORN AND TOMATO PIE

DSCN7858The promise of this pie is a creamy centre on a savory golden crust.  I can guarantee it will appeal to the most basic of pallets.  This is my no-fuss crust, which makes for a fairly uncomplicated lunch.  Please note, although it may appear much like a quiche I still choose to call it a “pie” the reason you ask? I feel it’s not as delicate as the French version; this pie is like the quiche’s Latino cousin.

INGREDIENTS

For The Pastry

½ cup cream cheese (Philadelphia if it is available)

½ cup butter or margarine

1 cup plain flour

METHOD – Pastry

1-  Cream together butter and cheese then add the sifted flour.

2-  Combine to a smooth ball and wrap in plastic food wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

3-  Press pastry evenly over the base and sides of 9 inch flan tin.  Refrigerate.

 

INGREDIENTS

For The Filling

 3 eggs

¾ cup cream

½ cup milk

1 can corn kernels

1 small onion, chopped small

8 cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp vegetable oil

A small bunch coriander leaves or basil leaves

A pinch nutmeg

Salt and pepper to taste

 

METHOD – Filling

1-  Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6.

2-  Next make the sauce for the corn, begin by boiling milk with the coriander or basil leaves and the corn.  Set aside and let it cool.

3-  Next drain the corn well and reserve the milk.  Discard the coriander or basil leaves.

4-  Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and sprinkle with salt.  Set aside until you are ready to use them.

5-  Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan and gently soften the onion, add the corn and fry until the onions are slightly brown.

6-  Arrange the tomatoes facing down around the tin, and then spread the corn in the pastry.

7-  In a small bowl beat the eggs lightly and combine with milk, cream and seasonings

8-  Pour gently over the top of the filling.  Sprinkle with cheese.

9-  Bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to moderate and cook for a further 30 minutes, or until the filling is set.

TIPS- This recipe transforms the humble corn into something really special. I like to serve a slice of this pie with a lightly dressed salad.

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3 thoughts on “CORN AND TOMATO PIE

  1. I have a vegetarian family, I was impressed when I found a tasty meatless dish. The tomato and corn pie recipe is easy to make and full of flavor !!!!

  2. le envie esta deliciosa receta a mi hija que es vegetariana
    el” pie and tomato quiche” ya lo preparo esta encantada todos los ingredientes faciles de encontrar ,simple preparacion y es realmente muy sabroso
    felicitaciones l

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