Camp Recipe: Tomato Pie

Tomato pie is a special treat at camp, usually only served at the Birthday Ball - our fanciest meal! This is southern comfort food at its finest, but why wait for a special occasion? It’ll make any Wednesday night dinner just a little more special, and remind you of your fondest camp memories!

Makes 1 pie



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water


  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups parmesan shredded
  • 2 cups parmesan grated
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Other ingredients:

  • 7 medium size tomatoes sliced (not too thick)
  • 2 medium size sweet onions sliced thin
  • 4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbls each of pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic mixed in a bowl
  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350°. Add the flour and salt to a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with your hands until the butter pieces are roughly the size of a dime. Add about half of the water and mix with you hands. Keep adding a small amount of water until you can press the dough and it doesn’t fall apart. You should be able to press the dough ball flat without a lot of cracking around the outside edge. You may not need to use all the water.
  2. Spray a sheet pan with some nonstick spray and dust it with a little flour. Place the dough ball in the sheet pan and press it flat. Using a rolling pin or something cylindrical like your Hydroflask, spread the dough out to all of the edges. Prick the dough all over with a fork so that it won’t form bubbles when cooking and bake it in a 350º oven for 10 -12 minutes until slightly brown. Then set aside to cool.
  3. Goop: Place all the goop ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until they are all combined.
  4. Assemble the pie: Once the pie crust is cool, spread a layer of goop on the crust. On top of the goop, layer onions, tomatoes, seasoning mix, mozzarella cheese, in that order. Repeat the steps again: goop, onions, tomatoes, seasoning and mozzarella. You won’t be able to spread the goop this time so just break it apart over the top as best you can.
  5. Place pie in the oven uncovered at 350º for 20 minutes and then turn the oven up to 400º for 10 minutes.

Enjoy, but don’t burn you mouth!