Tomato and Basil Breakfast Pie

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Tomato and Basil Breakfast Pie

Recipe courtesy of The Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, Maine.

Savory and cheesy, this tomato and basil breakfast pie makes an elegant brunch dish, and tastes wonderful warm or at room temperature.

NOTE: You may prepare this dish in advance and store it in your refrigerator until the next morning. Also, you may modify this recipe for a 9-inch pie pan: Use 6 eggs, 1/3 cup milk, and 1/3 cup cottage cheese.

Yield: 1 10-inch pie, 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Butter (for pan)
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

Grease a 10-inch pie pan or tart pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and milk together. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into pan. Bake about 1 hour or until egg mixture is firm and lightly browned.
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