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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, August 10, 2012

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

So sorry about this hit and miss posting I've been doing lately. Canning is hard work plus I've had and have a cold or something. My energy has gone by the wayside. I am making Oven Roasted Tomatoes for the freezer today. This is adapted from an old Southern Living recipe (2009). I have used canned tomatoes to make this, but with all the beautiful garden tomatoes now I'm using fresh today. I use these on pizza, in chili, etc.

Makes about 2 cups
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3 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, drained and halved, or about 5 pounds fresh
3/4 cup coarsely chopped sweet onion
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
5 large cloves garlic, halved
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place tomato halves in a colander, and press gently to remove excess liquid.

2. Stir together tomatoes, onion, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Place tomato mixture in a single layer in a aluminum foil-lined 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake at 300 degrees F for 2 1/2-3 hours or until tomato mixture is deep reed and lightly browned, stirring every 45 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 to 200 minutes or until completely cool. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.

TO FREEZE: Place tomato mixture in an airtight container, and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours.


  1. yumm I bet it smells like wonderful in your house !!

  2. I am breathing and imagining the wonderful scent of these roasting in your oven. Heavenly. xo


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