Tomato Pie Recipe Upstate New York

Thursday, November 19, 2009

All I can remember growing up on was tomato pie at every christening, communion, anniversary, birthday party, wedding and so on. My family and all other Italian families in Upstate Utica New York, always had a box of tomato pie from a local bakery. Napoli, Devito, Salvatore, the list goes on and on who made it famous in our local town. When I moved it became the number 1 priority to remake since it was the single most food I missed besides their awesome haddock fish fry. Here is my version of this hometown pizza. I still love it, make it very often, hope you enjoy it too.







Are You Familiar with Italian Tomato Pie?



There are recipes all over the net for tomato pie made with mayonnaise, this is not that kind of tomato pie.


This is a pizza dough risen with a tomato sauce on top and grated cheese baked and eaten cold.


One of my all time favorite pizza, is this Utica New York style tomato pie.



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Tomato Pie Recipe from Upstate Utica New York is a pizza dough that is risen high, cooked with tomato sauce and grated cheese without mozzarella. It is well known in Utica, Rome and in the upstate new york area. It is like a bread with sauce and romano cheese on it





My Hometown Specialty



Tomato Pie Recipe from Upstate Utica New York is a pizza dough that is risen high, cooked with tomato sauce and grated cheese without mozzarella. It is well known in Utica, Rome and in the upstate new york area. It is like a bread with sauce and romano cheese on it


Anyone who grew up in Upstate NY knows what Tomato Pie is. Tomato pie, with grated cheese on top is a delicious pizza that is eaten cold, it just wasn't a party without it. Delicious homemade sauce and the perfect appetizer any time of the day! It is one of my favorites for sure





Growing Up In East Utica, New York



Having a tomato pie was a must at any event or holiday.


Whether it be a new birth, birthday or even funeral, you will find a box of tomato pie in any Italian household in Utica.


Tomato pie is a delicious baked pizza dough with freshly made tomato sauce and grated cheese.


Hard to find over side of the Utica/Rome New York area.


Living in Florida, we do not sell it anywhere here and I had learned to make it as a child watching mom.


Her recipe is as close as the bakeries make it in Utica.


We had the best growing up in Utica.


Devito's and Napoli Bakery were my two favorites.


Napoli bakery is still there and everytime I go home, a box comes home to Florida on the plane with me.


If you ever visit my hometown, this is a must try, it's addicting, so I will warn you in advance!


Tomato Pie Recipe from Upstate Utica New York is a pizza dough that is risen high, cooked with tomato sauce and grated cheese without mozzarella. It is well known in Utica, Rome and in the upstate new york area. It is like a bread with sauce and romano cheese on it




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Yield: 8

Tomato Pie Recipe Upstate New York

prep time: 35 minscook time: 2 hour and 45 minstotal time: 2 hours and 80 mins
This is a pizza dough with sauce and grated cheese and a special Tomato Pie you find in Upstate Utica New York. the recipe is over 100 years old

ingredients:

pizza dough recipe refer to link below or 2 pounds of store bought

Make sauce first below.

3 cups tomato puree
6 fresh plum tomatoes roasted
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 1/2 tablespoon sugar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil first cold pressed
Lots of Pecorino Romano Grating Cheese

instructions:

You will need to roast tomatoes on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Slice the tomatoes in half, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil...While they cook, combine other ingredients and let it simmer until thickened. Add in roasted tomatoes when cooked, mash tomato chunks until no large pieces of tomato is left. This makes a thick sauce.
Rise until double in volume around two hours. Stretch out on pizza pan rectangle in size, rise again for 30 minutes. Bake in preheated hot oven at 430 degree's. Around 15 minutes,.....will still be white,( cook longer if you like crispy and browned, however tomato pie is not suppose to be crispy if you have never had this). Take out, dredge the bottom and tops with extra virgin olive oil. Spread sauce and a thick amount of grated cheese on top ( Pecorino Romano cheese). Put back in oven until pie is set, not browned.

calories
125
fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
9
net carbs
6
protein (grams)
3
sugar (grams)
5
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Tomato Pie Recipe Upstate New York Pin for later


Tomato Pie Recipe from Upstate Utica New York is a pizza dough that is risen high, cooked with tomato sauce and grated cheese without mozzarella. It is well known in Utica, Rome and in the upstate new york area. It is like a bread with sauce and romano cheese on it

31 comments

  1. Your tomato pie sounds delicious! thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Well, I'm not from upstate NY, but this looks like a delicious tradition.

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  3. That looks so good! I need to find myself some local Italian friends. =)

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  4. That sauce is very interesting!

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  5. Mmmm...looks very delicious. I have to learn that. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. this is nothing like the south's tomato pie, tomatoes in a pie shell...thanks for giving us folks down here a taste...

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  7. This something I would love to make... though getting both the hubby and the little one to eat it would be a chore... guess I'll just have the eat the whole thing myself!

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  8. Love, love, love. My mouth is watering for this.

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  9. Yum! I would love this super delicious tomato pie for my second dinner!

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  10. Thank you friends...this recipe has been in our family for many years, hope you all try this some time..we love it :)

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  11. Looks almost like briar hill pizza? thanks for the great recipe, reminds me of what mom would make.

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  12. I love the flavors in the sauce. I'm sure it has a tempting smell when it's cooking in oven.

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  13. Thanks for sharing! I'm a gardener and tomato addict before I'm a cook, and can't wait to try this one!

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  14. Oh how grand. Love the tomato pie - NYC did not have that but I do remember hearing about it. I love the premise of your blog - as I started my blog to leave my traditions to myvery Minnesotan children who have little idea what it was like to grow up in NYC as an Italian-American. (hint: It was fun!)

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  15. Yum, so delicious--a good looking picture and wonderful flavors! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Great recipe. I love tomato pie. In fact, in the Taste of Utica book, there are quite a few recipes for Tomato pie and everyone posts a different version. It will be another long post listing so many options to make tomato pie. I can't wait!

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  17. This is simply yummilicious! Hassle free, of coz!

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  18. I keep hearing about tomato pie, but somehow in my youth I never encountered it... we always had the oily Philly pizza instead. Thanks for the post, Claudia!

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  19. I'm from Schenectady NY Claudia... so close to Ithaca but never heard of it. Seems it's a real Ithaca thing. My daughter makes it and loves it... me think's it's going to be time to try it myself soon too. Your photo is making me drool.

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  20. I'm from Schenectady Claudia... so close to Ithaca but never heard of it. Seems it's a real Ithaca thing. My daughter makes it and love it... me think's it's going to be time to try ti myself soon too.

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  21. Not just upstate NY, we grew up on it here in Western NY (Buffalo, NY) too,...... Luigi`s Italian Bakery, Balistreri`s, Bluebird, Gino`s....ect. We had a bevy of Italian bakery style Italian Tomato Pie`s to choose from, The best !

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  22. Sounds like a winner to me!adman

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  23. I've never heard of Tomato Pie before, but living where I've lived, I guess that doesn't surprise me. Looks and sounds really good!

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  24. Claudia, This sauce is great. The dough part was confusing You said to take the dough out after 15minutes and dredge it with olive oil on both sides and then add sauce and cheese. Put back in oven to set.

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    1. thats correct after the dough is cooked but not browned to the point its crispy, take it out brush with olive oil both side, add the sauce, generously sprinkle with cheese. Put back into oven so the cheese and sauce gets heated through. With that said at that point if you like a crispy crust cook it longer. Now I am wishing for it! thanks for the question.

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  25. Omg I have recently been craving this, I so miss it one of a few things I miss from home. Will be on grocery list this week.Now to only find a pusties recipe and I will be in heaven.

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  26. Tomato pie..I can taste it! Actually I can’t since I live in Florida but I need to give this a try ...after growing up in Utica I hope this will be at least close to my memory from Napoli’s. I always thought the dough was always more bread like so I’m anxious to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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