Utica Ny Tomato Pie Recipe

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What is Utica tomato pie?

Utica tomato pie is served at room temperature no mozzarella cheese just Pecorino Romano cheese and loads of it. Our version requires homemade dough, homemade tomato sauce and a few tricks to the trade to get a great pie. Living here in Florida now, we tried to perfect it until we can get home for a visit and this tomato pie is spot on delicious.

What is tomato pie?

Like our halfmoon cookies, tomato pie is a delicious treat which is unique to the central New York region. Tomato pie has been a Utica favorite since the early 1900s, and Ramon Zayas, our Bakery Production Manager, has created his tasty recipe based on the original and best.

How long do you cook a tomato pie?

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pie from ove, top with tomato sauce, rotate pan, and bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing the tomato pie from the pan and placing on a cooling rack to finish cooling. Top with some grated cheese and serve warm or cold.

Did you have a box of tomato pie on Sunday morning?

We traditionally had a box of tomato pie on Sunday mornings along with fried meatballs and mom's Traditional Pot of Sunday Tomato Sauce was simmering on the stovetop for pasta. My family and all other Italian families in Upstate Utica New York, always had a box of tomato pie from a local bakery.

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