Green Tomato Skillet Pie
A serving of fried green tomatoes is a classic dish in the South, as much at home on a vegetable plate as skillet corn, greens, and classic macaroni and cheese. Green tomatoes aren't just for frying; you can enjoy also them in a sweet and juicy pie. Green tomato pies have been called the "apple pies of summer" because, when baked with warm spices such as cinnamon and cloves, unripe green tomatoes take on fruity notes similar to Granny Smith apples or rhubarb. Top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream or your favorite ice cream. When you get them home from the market, store green tomatoes in the refrigerator to keep them from ripening. As delicious as the filling is, the bacon dripping-flavored crust is also an integral part in making this a fantastic recipe. The dough can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated, or 2 months ahead and frozen.