Recipe of the day : Green Tomato Pie

Submitted by Carl R

This pie taste just like an Apple pie I have fooled a lot of people with this recipe. When the SHTF and there is no apples you can still have pie. With my ice cream churn it will be alamode lol

6 to 8 medium green tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (you do dehydrate your lemon peel don’t you)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • pastry to 9-inch 2-crust pie


Wash the green tomatoes well; peel and slice. In a saucepan, combine tomatoes with lemon juice, peel, salt, and cinnamon. Cook tomato mixture over low heat, stirring frequently. Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir into tomato mixture. Cook mixture until clear, stirring constantly. Add butter, remove from heat, and let stand until slightly cooled. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry; pour in tomato mixture. Cover with top pastry, seal edges, crimp, and cut several small slits in crust to allow steam to escape. Bake at 435° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until nicely browned. Serve warm or cooled.
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  1. Tactical G-Ma says:

    Carl, this sounds yummy. Can the mixture be canned or frozen for use later?

  2. Millie in KY says:

    Tomatoes? No s**t…do you take the seeds out? I am in awe. Have seen something like this made with Ritz crackers and thought “Now where would I get those in a shtf situation?” but then I sat up and looked hard again. Tomatoes….
    My first real vegetable garden this year will be concentrating on learning to grow tomatoes, dried beans, pumpkins. maybe lettuce and maybe some carrots. This could all change…. 🙂

  3. Of course, 3 desert recipes as I start a diet!

    Keep them coming though; summer is coming!

  4. Backwoods Prepper says:

    Tgma I have never tried canning the mixture. So I’m not sure maybe someone with more canning experiance could answer. Milie, you do not have to remove the seeds and if the skins are not too tough you don’t have to peel them. I always slice and freeze my green tomatoes for frying later. I know JP what can I say. I always learned to eat whatever was on my plat for supper so I could have dessert.

    • Troy's girl says:

      You should be able to waterbath can the “filling”. I would try processing for the same amount of time as apple pie filling.

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        I am gonna try it and if I like it I will try canning it. We have no apples but always have lots of green tomatoes. Apple pie and Apple turnovers are DH’s fave. Why buy when you can grow?

  5. MountainSurvivor says:

    A pie that can fool people, bring on the light whipped cream! I KNOW my taste buds are going to enjoy the zesty sweetness!!

  6. Carl,
    It sounds really good, I will try this for sure. Everyone loves dessert.

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