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Green Tomato Pie


8 medium green tomatoes
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 Tablespoon butter
Pastry for 9-inch double-crusted pie

Wash tomatoes, peel and slice. Combine with next 4 ingredients in saucepan and cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix sugar and cornstarch. Add to tomato mixture and cook until clear, stirring constantly. Add butter and cool slightly.

Line 9-inch piepan with pastry and pour in mixture. Cover with pastry, seal edges and cut several gashes to allow steam to escape. Bake in 425° F oven 40 to 50 minutes. Serve slightly warm or cool.

Makes 8 servings.