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Utica Tomato Pie has a thick crispy crust with a homemade sweet tomato sauce then topped with parmesan cheese. The perfect savory pie to bring to any gathering.

Utica Tomato Pie

I have lived in Utica , New York and surrounding area my whole life when I found out that tomato pie was really only a Utica thing I was shocked. My best friend who lives In New Jersey has never heard of this style tomato pie she has a recipe for Classic Tomato pie made in a pie crust which blew my mind.

Utica has so man recipes that you can only find here like my Utica Chicken Riggies, Utica Greens, and Halfmoon Cookies. I have many Utica Recipes you will love to tryout.

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Ingredients needed for Tomato Pie Utica

ingredients for tomato pie
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion, Chopped
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Crushed Tomato
  • Fresh Basil
  • Pizza Dough (Store Bought or Homemade) brought to room temperature.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped

Step by Step Directions for Utica Tomato Pie

Step 1 saute onions

Step 1

Saute onions in extra virgin olive oil until onions are translucent.

step 2 add garlic

Step 2

Add in the roasted garlic, Italian seasoning, and sugar.

step 3 add crushed tomato

Step 3

Pour the crushed tomato and add the basil leaves.

Step 4 Simmer sauce

Step 4

Stir and simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

Step 5 spread dough on cookie sheet

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 500℉ and prepare a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray On a lightly floured surface, roll out or flatten the dough with your hands. Add to the prepared baking sheet and press it down and to the edges until the baking pan is completely covered.

Step 6 blend sauce

Step 6

Pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth, add back into the skillet or a bowl, and let cool completely.

Step 7

Using a fork, pierce the dough over the bottom, this will prevent air bubbles.

Step 8 Spread sauce on dough

Step 8

Spread half of the cooled sauce over the dough, leaving the sides untouched for the crust.

Step 9 Top with grated cheese

Step 9

Sprinkle ¾ cup of the parmesan grated cheese over the sauce, reserving the other ¼ for later.

Place on the middle rack and bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and crispy.

When done, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese and the fresh parsley.

Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting.

Chef Tips and Tricks for Utica Tomato Pie

  • Add 1 tsp of crushed red pepper to the sauce when adding the Italian seasoning for a bit of a kick
  • The sauce is enough to make 2 tomato pies.
  • The tomato pie can be left at room temperature for up to 2 hours before needing to be covered.
  • This is meant to be served at room temperature.
Tomato Pie Utica

Frequently Asked Questions Utica Tomato Pie

How to store Utica Tomato Pie

You can store in a pizza box in the fridge for up to one week. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I used Jarred sauce for Utica tomato pie?

You could use jarred sauce but it will not have the same taste as utica tomato pie. The sauce is a big key to great tomato pie.

Best Places in Utica to buy tomato pie

I love tomato pie from roma sausage deli, Napoli’s Italian Bakery Also Chanatry’s in Utica also has some pretty good tomato pie.

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Utica Tomato Pie

Utica Tomato Pie

Utica Tomato Pie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Utica Tomato Pie has a thick crispy crust with a homemade sweet tomato sauce then topped with parmesan cheese. The perfect savory pie to bring to any gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 6 Cloves Roasted Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 28oz Can Crushed Tomato
  • 3 Leaves Fresh Basil
  • 1 16oz Pizza Dough (Store Bought or Homemade) brought to room temperature.
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat and saute the chopped onion until translucent. Add in the roasted garlic, Italian seasoning, and sugar.Step 1 saute onions
  2. Pour the crushed tomato and add the basil leaves. Stir and simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.step 2 add garlicstep 3 add crushed tomato
  3. Pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth, add back into the skillet or a bowl, and let cool completely.Step 6 blend sauce
  4. Preheat the oven to 500℉ and prepare a small baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out or flatten the dough with your hands. Add to the prepared baking sheet and press it down and to the edges until the baking sheet is completely covered.Step 5 spread dough on cookie sheet
  6. Using a fork, pierce the dough over the bottom, this will prevent air bubbles.Step-7-poke-holes-in-dough
  7. Spread half of the cooled sauce over the dough, leaving the sides untouched for the crust. Sprinkle ¾ cup of the parmesan cheese over the sauce, reserving the other ¼ for later.
  8. Place on the middle rack and bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and crispy.
  9. When done, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese and the fresh parsley.Utica Tomato Pie
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 755mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g

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