Some people turn up their nose at sun dried tomatoes, but I’m a huge fan. I love their sweet, concentrated burst of flavor! You can get the same type of results by oven drying any basic tomato, and its especially fun to do with those late season tomatoes, that you might have a lot of right about now. It’s a simple way to dry your tomatoes to be used later in any recipe that calls for sun dried tomatoes, or even just as a fabulous, healthy snack!
What You’ll Need:
Preheat oven to 200 F.
Rinse and dry your tomatoes. You can use any type of tomatoes you like. This go around I used plum tomatoes, but I like to do this method with cherry or grape tomatoes too. If you use cherry/grape tomatoes you can skip the next step and go straight to the “drying” process.
Slice tomatoes and lay out on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone baking sheet:
Some people add herbs, salt or even sugar at this point, but I like to do them plain.
Bake for 4-6 hours checking every 30 minutes or so until completely “dried”:
Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container. (Note: If you store them in the fridge they’ll last a very long time.)
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