First, I halved this for DS, and I. I did use cherry tomatoes, and skipped the pepper. I'll tell you what a nice treat, for an early lunch. The cooking time for me was 3 hours, put them in before the kids went to school, and the 3 hours seemed to work here. The maple syrup does wonders, with the other ingredients, A first time trying maple syrup on tomatoes, and so glad I did. Tagged and made for PRMR.