Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Oven-dried cherry tomatoes
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  • 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 plates (3 servings)
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If you love traditional sun-dried tomatoes, try drying cherry tomatoes in your oven. The result is intensely​ flavored little rounds that may be used as a pizza or salad topping or in the same manner as standard sun-dried tomatoes. While it takes a few hours for the tomatoes to dry the prep time is incredibly fast. 

What You'll Need

  • 35 cherry tomatoes (about 2 to 3 pints)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons salt

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 200 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally and arrange them cut-side up on the baking sheet, touching each other. 
  3. Sprinkle well with salt.
  4. Bake in the center of the oven for 2 to 3 hours. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold.

Author's note: These cherry tomato halves shrink to about three-fourths their original size, become a deep red in color, and have an intense real-tomato taste.

They are a much brighter red than commercial sun-dried tomatoes and are an excellent accompaniment to meats. They can be used as a flavorful topping for pizza or simply as a color accent to any dish.

Source: by Shirley O. Corriher (William Morrow & Co.)
Reprinted with permission.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 413
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 121 mg
Carbohydrates 83 g
Dietary Fiber 25 g
Protein 21 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)