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Candied Grape Tomatoes

on September 20, 2015

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The grape candied tomatoes are so delicious. They’re great to add in  salads, a garnish for soups, or even to top chicken, steak. or even a nice piece of halibut. These little jewels are a staple in my frig and are so easy to make.

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I have 2 pints of red grape tomatoes that have been halved. In a bowl I add in olive oil, Kosher salt, and black pepper. I toss everything together so all the tomatoes are coated.

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Make sure all the tomatoes are spread out into one layer on a sheet pan. Place them into a 300 degree oven for 2-1/2 hours. After they come out of the oven and are still hot, I sprinkle some extra fine sugar over the tomatoes and let them cool completely. The sugar just enhances the sweetness, of the already sweet tomatoes Once they’ve cooled completely, I place them into a sealed tight canning jelly jar, and right into the frig. They are ready whenever I need them.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 2-1/2 hours at 300 degrees F.
Equipment: sheet tray, a seal tight container
Shelf life in frig 7 days
2 pints of halved grape tomatoes
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon extra fine sugar

Halve 2 pints of grape tomatoes. In a bowl place the tomatoes, olive oil, Kosher salt, and black pepper. I then place them in one layer on a sheet tray and bake them low and slow at 300 degrees F. for 2- 1/2 hours. Once they come out of the oven and are still hot I sprinkle the sugar over the top and toss them gently. I let them cool completely and then put them into a seal tight jar.

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