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September 6, 2018

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

These easy slow-roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect way to preserve the last of the season. Use them in salads, on pizzas & stirred into pastas.

These easy slow-roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect way to preserve the last of the season. Use them in salads, on pizzas and stirred into pastas.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

There are two main reasons why I roast tomatoes. They both have to do with summer, by far my favorite season of the entire year.

When tomatoes aren’t in season, from the doldrums that are January and February to the anticipation in March and April, roasting gives them much-needed flavor.

You can always find tomatoes at the grocery no matter the month. We all know that peak tomatoes taste better than those flown in from other parts of the globe.

But sometimes you just need tomatoes in your life and it’s not August.

Now that we are post-Labor Day, I am looking for any and all ways to hold on to summer. How can I extend the shelf-life of those precious in-season tomatoes?

Of course my excessive tomato consumption continues. There’s no sign of it slowing down, but I am transitioning to preservation mode.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes is a year-round activity for me—to make tomatoes last  longer or to enhance their flavor when I make the mistake of buying them off season.

I use those roasted tomatoes in everything including in salads and pastas and on pizzas and toasts.

They are my desert island / can’t-live-without ingredient.

I am partial to roasted cherry tomatoes because they hold their shape when sliced in half and baked in the oven.

You can roast larger tomatoes cut into slices, which are also very tasty.

That might work better if you stir them into pasta, and you don’t mind when then fall apart.

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes: Worth The Wait

Slow-roasted cherry tomatoes take time, but it’s really up to you depending how you like your tomatoes.

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

If you are patient and wait over 2 hours with them in the oven, they will turn out drier with charmingly wrinkled edges.

Maybe you like juicer little cherry tomatoes, then just keep your eye on them and switch off the oven before they loose so much of their moisture in the middle.

I store them in airtight jars in the fridge. You can also stash them away in the freezer.

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Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1-1/2 to 2/12 hours
  • Total Time: 1-1/2 to 2/12 hours
  • Yield: Varies

These easy slow-roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect way to preserve the last of the season. Use them in salads, on pizzas and stirred into pastas.

Ingredients

  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees F.
  2. Place the tomatoes in in a single layer on a sheet pan, cut side up. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 1-1/2 to 2 hours for juicer tomatoes. For drier and more wrinkled tomatoes, roast for 2  to 2-1/2 hours.
  3. Roasted tomatoes can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
  4. To freeze, arrange the roasted tomatoes in a single layer on a wax paper lined, sheet pan or plate. Once the tomatoes are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container. They should be used within 4-6 months.
  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1-1/2 to 2/12 hours
  • Total Time: 1-1/2 to 2/12 hours
  • Yield: Varies

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