Cheese & Tomato Pie

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Great for vegetarians and wonderful for a picnic.

Serves: 2-3

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Tags: main · cheese · picnic · vegetarian · tomato · pie ·


2 Spanish onions, peeled and sliced
4 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
3 oz. (75g) grated cheese
8 oz. (225g) short crust pastry
salt and pepper

beaten egg to glaze


Pre-heat oven to 400F, Gas Mark 6, 200C

Line an 8 inch (22 cm.) pie plate with rather more than half the short crust pastry, leaving the rest for the lid

Place the onions in boiling, salted water and cook until tender then drain well

Fill the pastry case with layers of onion rings, tomato slices and cheese, seasoning lightly between the layers

Damp the pastry edges and cover with the lid

Press the edges of the pastry well together and flute with the finger and thumb

Glaze with the beaten egg and place in the pre-heated oven for 40-45 minutes


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