Tomato Pie
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Tomato Pie
  Italian    Pizza    New York  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:44 AM. Recipe ID 64223. Report a problem with this recipe.
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A unique food that is popular in Central New York, Tomato Pie is a pizza-like food that 
is common in Italian-American families. It is usually served at room temperature, not 
hot. This "tomato pie" is not made with fresh tomatoes and the name "pie" most likely 
derives from the term pizza pie. The basic recipe features pizza dough covered with a 
thick tomato sauce, and then sprinkled with grated romano cheese. Every bakery and 
pizzeria has its own variation on this basic recipe.


    * 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    * 2 cloves garlic
    * 1 large can crushed tomatoes
    * 1 teaspoon dried pepper
    * 1 pound (450g)pizza dough
    * 3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese


   1. Preheat oven to 450F (250c).
   2. Stretch the pizza dough to cover a greased cookie sheet. Dough should be fairly 
thick (about 3/4 inch).
   3. Allow the dough to rise a bit while the sauce is cooking.
   4. Heat a saucepan on medium, add the olive oil and garlic.
   5. Saute until garlic is just golden.
   6. Add crushed tomatoes and oregano.
   7. Cook until the sauce is thickened, about 15-20 minutes.
   8. Cool the sauce until it is room temperature.
   9. Top the pizza dough with the sauce, bake in 450F (250c) oven for about 15-20 
  10. After removing the tomato-pie from the oven, sprinkle with the pecorino-romano. 
Let the tomato-pie cool to room temperature before eating.

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Recipe ID 64223 (Nov 18, 2007)

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