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Sun-Dried Tomatoes in theĀ Oven

July 25, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Makes 18 sun-dried tomatoes
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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6 Reviews

Pat E. October 9, 2011
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
thirschfeld July 29, 2010
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.
Whole F. July 29, 2010
Very cool gift idea, too. I love your photo.
ehrrin July 27, 2010
Oh, lovely! My tomatoes are nearly ready, and I can't wait to make these!
Kaitlyn July 27, 2010
oh and i was just wondering what to do with all the tomatoes in my apt, thanks!
Lizthechef July 26, 2010
This is on my list for to-do during 'loom season - thanks!