Wednesday, March 2, 2011

All in the Family: Corropolese Tomato Pie

Not quite pizza, but certainly a relative, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention one of the delicacies we enjoyed at the Oscar party - Corropolese tomato pie. It's been a staple at gatherings since I was a kid - back in the day when family and friends argued which area tomato pie was the best: Corropolese or Bake Meister. Well, Bake Meister is now closed and Corropolese has two additional locations, so I guess we know who won that contest. And they didn't even have to use mice.

On to the pie. The dough is the perfectly soft consistency for the sweet (and ample) sauce. Sprinkled with a bit of fresh parm on top, and that is it: simple, yet delicious goodness. Large and affordable, it's a perfect addition to any party menu. We always order in advance to be sure they don't run out, but you could also get there early in the morning to secure your pie.

In the past, we had typically ordered a stromboli or two (spinach, broccoli, ham and cheese, etc.), but we were recently introduced to their calzones, stuffed - and I mean stuffed - with pepperoni, sauce and cheese. So that's our new jam.

And what is the perfect accompaniment to tomato pie? Alcohol-infused whipped cream of course. PA liquor stores don't sell it, but the in-laws were a hit when they brought it to the party from Jersey. Is it tasty? Not really. It burns a bit on the way down and in the words of my mom, tastes a bit like antiseptic. But for a bunch of 30-somethings on a Sunday night, it was a good time.

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Corropolese Bakery & Deli
2014 Old Arch Rd
Norristown, PA
19401(610) 272-8957

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