Make Ahead

End-of-Summer Tomato Crumble

September 20, 2011
Author Notes

I had some badly bruised tomatoes that I couldn't bear to let go bad, given it's September in Massachusetts. This is easily adaptable to however many tomatoes you have on hand. See the full story here: http://threecleversisters.com/2011/09/18/end-of-summer-tomato-crumble/ —sarabclever

Test Kitchen Notes

Even if you're out of end-of-summer tomatoes, make this recipe. Let the crumble fall over any soft, tender vegetables you have on hand (which are best chopped, to be sure they warm evenly), and wait for the heat of the oven to toast the herbs. There's something intrinsically homey about encountering a room scented with garlic, thyme, and sage. This is how you cook comfort, in the summer. —MBobinski

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • For the Tomato filling
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the crumble
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (preferably homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 scant teaspoons dried sage
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Mix the tomatoes, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spread in a gratin dish (or other oven-safe dish).
  2. Make the crumble by stirring the bread crumbs, sage, marjoram, and parmesan, if using together. Add the olive oil and stir until all crumbs are moistened. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  3. When the oven is preheated, bake for 20 minutes. (While I didn’t do so, this dish would take well to being assembled beforehand, though perhaps I’d wait until baking to sprinkle the crumble on top).

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