Oven-Dried Tomatoes Recipe
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Oven-Dried Tomatoes Recipe

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We owned an organic greenhouse and business that included classes. I had 100 tomato varieties to work with, so I started oven-drying them and taught my students, too. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 5 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 5 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • Ice water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

4 tomato halves: 147 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Preheat oven to 250°. Fill a large saucepan two-thirds with water; bring to a boil. Cut a shallow “X” on the bottom of each tomato. Place tomatoes, a few at a time, in boiling water just until skin at the “X” begins to loosen, about 30 seconds. Remove and immediately drop into ice water. Pull off and discard skins.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise. Combine all ingredients; toss to coat. Transfer tomatoes, cut side up, to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Roast until tomatoes are soft and slightly shriveled, about 5 hours. Cool completely; refrigerate. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Dried Tomatoes in Taste of Home June/July 2016, p83

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annrms User ID: 2649709 248447
Reviewed May. 21, 2016

"Wow! It took a little time to peel the plum tomatoes, but once that was done, all was easy. The tomato halves are tossed with a delicious mixture of olive oil, minced fresh basil (I used the tube stuff.), fresh garlic, salt and pepper. I sprinkled on a touch of crushed red pepper because we like spicy. Instead of using the oven, I used my dehydrator, and it worked perfectly w/o heating up the kitchen. I am planning to use them in pasta and vegetable salads. I will definitely make these again!"

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