Homemade Utica Tomato Pie
(Central New York)
Not quite pizza and definitely not a pie you’d make for dessert, tomato pie is a Utica favorite. Unlike pizza, tomato pie is always served at room temperature. Roma Sausage & Deli, considered the place that put Utica tomato pie on the map, serves a classic version, with a chewy crust with just a bit of crunch, chunky tomato sauce, and a dusting of grated cheese. Every August, Roma and other local shops and bakeries compete for bragging rights at Tomato Pie Day in Utica, vying to win prizes for best sauce, best crust, and most unique version. Try to make your own tomato pie with this easy recipe. It’s the perfect counter-top snack for hungry kids and adults alike. Click here for a downloadable, printable card featuring this recipe.
Craft Beverage Pairing: Pinot Noir (wine); Amber Ale (beer)