Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I love these tomatoes. They're delicious in pastas, salads and sandwiches. I think they taste much better than the sun-dried tomatoes from a jar.


  1. Preheat oven to 200 F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Lightly oil parchment paper.
  4. Cut plum tomatoes in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
  5. Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, sprinkle lightly with salt, sugar, dried oregano, dried basil and garlic powder.
  6. Place tomatoes cut side DOWN on oiled parchment paper.
  7. Bake in oven for 2 hours.
  8. Remove from oven and turn tomatoes so that the cut side is UP.
  9. Bake for additional 2-6 hours (depending on how dried you want the tomatoes).
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  11. To store, transfer tomatoes to jar and cover with olive oil.
Most Helpful

Just now noticing I haven't posted a review for this yet! Whoops, because this was one of my biggest successes this preserving season. These are great! I made at least a quadruple recipe (not sure how many tomatos, as many as i could cram onto 4 large cookie sheets). I froze most of them, as i was concerned about safe long-term storage, but I did put a small amount in olive oil in the fridge (long since eaten now!). Soooo good!

incdeb October 12, 2004

Delicious! I haven't tried using them as an ingredient in a recipe yet, but I tasted one they are really tasty. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Lucky in Bayview March 07, 2014

I have never eaten sun-dried tomatoes but some of the recipes I make call for just a little bit of it. When I saw the price of a small jar of them I decided I could either make my own or go without them. I found your recipe and gave it a try. I used Roma tomatoes and quartered them. I removed that hard core and seeds. Threw everything in a bowl and mixed good. I baked for an hour, turned them over, baked 2 more hours and turned again. I baked 1 more hour and figured they were done. I'm not that much of a tomato eater so I closed my eyes, opened my mouth and put one in. mmmmmm very good indeed. I'll make these again, they were so easy to make.

Catnip46 April 19, 2012