Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Oven

By • July 25, 2010 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: Homemade sun-dried tomatoes in the oven are so easy and sweet as candy. Sometimes, I like to place a clove of garlic and a few sprigs of marjoram in the jar with the tomatoes and olive oil to create a sweet and tart tomato flavored oil for dipping crusty bread. On the other hand, packing the sun-dried tomatoes by themselves in olive oil (no herbs added), makes them perfect with all kinds of cuisines without compromising the flavors of the dish.Garden Gate Kate

Makes 18 sun-dried tomatoes

  • 9 small heirloom tomatoes
  • sea salt
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • optional: any fresh herbs and/or garlic
  1. Before bedtime, cut tomatoes in half. Place on a parchment-paper lined baking pan cut side up. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 200 degrees for 8-10 hours overnight or until completely dry. In the morning, remove dried tomatoes from oven. Cool the tomatoes to room temperature on the pan. Then, stack them in a clean mason jar. Add some herbs or a clove of garlic to infuse the tomatoes and oil with an herbal, garlicky flavor, or leave the tomatoes by themselves for a pure flavor. Pour in enough olive oil to completely cover the tomatoes, cover with a lid, and refrigerate up to 2 to 3 weeks.
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Tags: Extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, herbs, preserves, simple, tomatoes, Versatile

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almost 3 years ago Pat in SoCal

Just poured the oil over a jar of roasted green zebras and another of lemon boys. I had to make myself stop eating out of the oven them so I could preserve some of them. Excellent recipe. Thanks


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

I have been doing this all summer with my San Marzano's. I add a sprig of rosemary and a clove of garlic to some of them.


about 4 years ago Whole Foods Junkie

Very cool gift idea, too. I love your photo.


about 4 years ago ehrrin

Oh, lovely! My tomatoes are nearly ready, and I can't wait to make these!


about 4 years ago Kaitlyn

oh and i was just wondering what to do with all the tomatoes in my apt, thanks!


about 4 years ago Lizthechef

This is on my list for to-do during 'loom season - thanks!