Somewhere between a deep-dish pizza and a pie lies this Southern classic: tomato slab pie. This dish is the perfect way to serve up seasonal summer tomatoes with a creamy, cheesy filling. The recipe below is simpler than some: A buttery cracker crust stands in for a more persnickety pie crust for a dish that's as easy to make as it is to enjoy.
Different types of tomatoes will render more liquid. Opt for varieties such as beefsteak, which are juicy without being watery, and take the time to seed the tomatoes before baking to make sure the final dish has the best texture possible.