Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

    2 hrs 45 mins

If you love traditional sun-dried tomatoes, try drying cherry tomatoes in your oven. The result is intense 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 sundried tomatoes and are an excellent accompaniment to meats. They can be used as a flavorful topping for pizza, in a , or simply as a flavorful color accent to a dish.

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