tomato cheese pie bites

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,baking,Gluten Free,Happy Hour at Home,recipes,snacks,Vegan

cheesy tomato pie bites

When did football become so dramatic?

My favorite Packers lost to the 49ers. I may as well be too, I don’t know who to root for now…

Duck fans are in a spin over the news that no, Chip Kelly is not staying in Oregon like he said he was.

…and then there’s something going on in Notre Dame? *sigh*

cheesy tomato pie

This is about the time I head back into the kitchen to make more game watching food. These tomato cheese pie bites are, to me, perfect football food. Of course they may create more drama – too girly? Too frilly? Too cheesy?

No – something can never be too cheesy.

tomato cheddar pie bites

tomato cheese pie bites

inspired by plum pie bites 

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

1 pint whole cherry tomatoes
2-3 ounces cheddar (dairy free)
recipe easy pie crust (vegan / gluten free)
2 tablespoons butter (dairy and soy free), melted

Rinse tomatoes and pat dry, leaving them ‘whole’. Slice cheddar into 1 1/2 inch squares. Roll out dough. Set a piece of cheddar on pie pastry dough, top with 1 or 2 tomatoes and cut around, leaving at least an inch around to wrap (eyeball this estimation based on size of tomatoes). Wrap pastry around cheddar and tomato, covering completely, place seam side down on prepared (parchment, silpat) baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tomatoes, dough. 

Brush with melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

tomato cheese pie bites

Are you a football fan, or are you just there for the food?

 

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food January 18, 2013 at 4:11 am

These look and sound SO delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

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2 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

thanks, Kelly – enjoy!!

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3 Heather (Where's the Beach) January 18, 2013 at 5:03 am

Again, those look awesome. I’m not really a tomato person, but I’ve found over the years that those really small ones I can handle, especially when cooked. The flavor just changes and really pops. I’m not really a football fan at all. I like tailgating sometimes though ;-) Happy Friday!

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4 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

the tailgating and the “party” atmosphere is really where its at with football, right? FOODball…

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5 lindsay January 18, 2013 at 5:07 am

never ever ever will i get old of your recipes. when’s the cookbook coming out??

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6 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

ah… hopefully I find time to ponder that soon ;)

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7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

I love stuffed stuff. That little suprise burst of flavor in you mouth is the stuff that makes life good.

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8 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I know, I do too! These were fun to make and ooh soo good to eat.

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 18, 2013 at 8:24 am

Those are flippen adorable! I’m totally trying this out! I wonder if you could do this with the tapioca rolls? You know I’m gonna have to try. You know we are not football fans here, but bring on the tiny food! We love our finger foods! Have a great weekend my friend!

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10 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I’m sure you could – you’ll have to let me know. and um… FLIPPEN? girl, that was SO a result of watching Napoleon Dynamite the other day… ;)

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11 Kate@Diethood January 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

You’re a cheesehead?! NOOOO! DA BEARS!!! ;-D
The ND thing has my head spinning…

I’ll take your delicious cheesy bites and try not to cry over your Packs and my Bears not making it to the Superbowl. Mkay?

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12 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:28 pm

exactly… there’s always next year *sigh* time for all of football to just. calm. down. ;)

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13 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt January 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

These are just adorable! And they look delicious.

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14 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm

thanks, Erin – wish you could come over and share some!

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15 Eileen January 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

“Too cheesy” reminds me of my friend Ryan, who bought a container of brownie bites one day only to find that they were “too fudgetastic”. Can such a thing exist?? :) These little bites sound like the perfect snack!

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16 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm

haa – I NEED those fudgetastic brownies, I know that!! :D

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17 jobo January 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Yum, these look absolutely scrumptious! When you mentioned football, I started laughing all over again thinking about that funny video we were LOLing about on Facebook earlier this week ;-)

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18 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

hee hee, and now I am laughing again – “I FOUND FIDO!!” have you seen the other Bad Lip Reading videos?? there are TONS, and they are all HILARIOUS. THIS ONE is hilarious, watch it NOW!! –> Rick Perry BLR “save a pretzel for the gas jets” what??

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19 jobo January 22, 2013 at 6:31 am

Hahahahhaha! OMG that was a riot!! Just had M watch it with me!

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20 Kristina Sloggett January 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

right?? when Jason and I first discovered these (back in the height of the election craziness…) we sat there for … an hour? laughing at all of them. you should watch others – they are all hilarious!

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21 Roz@weightingfor50 January 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

Your posts make me smile Kris. Pictures of your adorable pups does too. Popping a couple of these cheesy bites would make me smile too. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!!

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22 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm

knowing I bring smiles to you makes ME smile! I was just thinking the other day that I haven’t posted many photos since Rosemary joined us… not nearly enough, anyway… :) I will remedy that soon!

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23 Jenn@slim-shoppin January 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

Those look great! Love it.

By the way I have a give a way on my site! check it out

Have a great weekend

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24 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm

thanks, Jenn! …and I’ll be right over;)

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25 Heather @ Better With Veggies January 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

Oh man these look fantastic!! Tomatoes and cheese are such an amazing combo!

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26 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

aren’t they? another classic combination…

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27 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets January 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I just pinned these because they sound amazing…like a party in my mouth.

By the way, earlier this week, I nominated you for the Liebster blog award because I think you’re the coolest thing since sliced bread. Just saying.

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28 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

thank you so much! you just made my day, sincerely. and I hope you make these, they definitely are fun!

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29 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets January 22, 2013 at 3:12 am

I’ll make them and then report back, even though I already know they are delicious. We host a Super Bowl party every year and these will be perfect for it.

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30 Kristina Sloggett January 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

oh, great! hope everyone likes them, I am honored they’ll be at your party!

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31 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen January 20, 2013 at 6:36 am

I’m just there for the tailgate. :)

I’m not even a cheese person and you’re KILLING me right now.

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32 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm

yay! I have succeeded in my plan MUAH AH AH. (wait – not to KILL you. just to dazzle you!).

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33 Krista January 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm

these look amazing & i too am a packer fan from wisconsin!! i must try to make these asap!

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34 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Go Pack!! well… next year, I suppose ;) enjoy!

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35 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm

How cute are these, what perfect little bites!

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36 Kristina Sloggett January 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

thanks, Laura! I love little bite size foods

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