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Betty s southern tomato pie
The Southern tomato pie is a savory dish from the American South.
It consists of a pie shell with a filling of tomatoes (sometimes with basil or other herbs), covered with a topping of grated cheese mixed with either mayonnaise or a white sauce. It is considered a summer dish, to be made when tomatoes are in season.
A sweet version uses buttered and sugared green tomatoes, with a recipe dating at least as far back as 1877. The taste has been compared to that of green apple pie.