Preheat oven to 425F. Remove stem end of tomatoes- don't peel them. slice tomatoes in thin rings, cover them with boiling water and let stand for about 10 minutes, then drain them. Arrange the tomato slices in the unbaked pastry shell. combine sugar, flour, spices, molasses and water; pour the mixture over the tomatoes and cover with the top crust. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, then at 350F for 30 minutes.
To quote the author, Edna Staebler "The Mennonites make pies out of anything they happen to have around that needs eating, that's how they managed to invent so many wonderful recipes."
"Food That Really Schmecks"