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Slow and steady
wins the race

These slow-roasted tomatoes are worth the wait! Inspired by the flavor of sun-dried tomatoes, you'll want to use these to top pasta, bread, salads or just eat all by themselves.

Slow roasted tomatoes

You'll be making this versatile dish over and over again to complement all your favorite Italian foods.

Slow-roasted tomatoes recipe


  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Basil leaves, for garnish
  • 1 loaf French baguette, toasted and sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Soak capers in water for about 10 minutes. Drain, then squeeze the capers lightly to remove excess liquid.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sugar, salt and basil. Pour sugar mixture on the halved tomatoes. Add capers and olive oil. Mix well. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. If tomatoes are drying out, drizzle with additional olive oil.
  5. To serve, top with basil leaves over slices of French baguette, if desired.

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Comments on "Slow-roasted tomatoes recipe"

Shannon January 04, 2013 | 7:44 PM

These look awesome. I've always wanted to roast my own tomatoes. Going to try this out this weekend - thanks!

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