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Aromatic Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 2 tomato halves)
Slow roasting is one of the best uses for winter tomatoes because it intensifies their sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (about 16 medium)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 63
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 10.6 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 157 mg
  • calcium 26 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 200°.

  2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast at 200° for 7 1/2 hours.

Cook's Notes

This recipe appeared in The New Way to Cook Light (2012) and in the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

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