How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°F. Place tomato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt, and let stand 15 minutes.
Press piecrust into a 9-inch round pie plate, and flute edges. Prick crust all over with a fork. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Stir together pimiento cheese and basil in a bowl. Lightly spread 1/2 cup of the basil-pimiento cheese evenly on bottom of warm crust.
Press tomatoes with additional paper towels to remove excess moisture. Arrange tomato slices evenly, slightly overlapping, over basil-pimiento cheese; sprinkle with black pepper. Spread remaining basil-pimiento cheese evenly over tomatoes. Bake at 350°F until golden and bubbly, about 35 minutes, tenting with aluminum foil after 20 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.