Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Candy your tomatoes? Why not, it tastes so good! Adapted from Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook, by Rozanne Gold.


  1. In a saucepan big enough to hold tomatoes in one layer, put 2 cups water, sugar, and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Add tomatoes and cinnamon sticks. Cook over low heat for 45-50 minutes, turning tomatoes once or twice. Remove tomatoes with a slotted spoon and place in a large bowl. The tomatoes should still retain most of their shape.
  2. Reduce the liquid over high heat to half its volume, approximately ¾ cup. It will be syrupy and thick.
  3. Pour the liquid over tomatoes. Let tomatoes cool. You can reheat them, or serve them at room temperature, or slightly chilled. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I made these for my husband as his sweet tooth has a sweet tooth and by gosh, it was satisfied. He loved these. Just wish my tomatoes had been a tad more ripe. I'll be making these up once in a while for hims since he so enjoyed them. Made for Farmer's Market, a tag game.

Julie B's Hive August 29, 2009

great recipe to use up all the garden tomatoes, I found this a little too sweet so next time i will reduce the sugar next time, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz September 21, 2007