Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is one we used to do at work for functions. It's so simple, and really nice. Really, all you do is allow 1 roma tomato per person, about 1/2 inch of port around them and 1 teaspoon sugar per half, and do as many as you need.


  1. Heat your oven to 150c.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half lengthways, place them in a baking dish, cut side up.
  3. Pour the port over the tomatoes, sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar over each half, then bake until tomatoes are caramelized and port is syrupy-about 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Ewwwwww. Jan, I really loved this recipe.
Sweet, and rich yet with a little acid taste....... so wonderful!!!
The only change I made was to use smaller roma's and cherry tomatoes combined and just added a little added dried Italian herbs.
Otherwise the recipe was followed as per the recipe, and it was wonderful!
DS is taking the cold tomatoes to have on crusket's tomorrow for lunch, as he is on a health kick!!
Wonderful recipe Jan, thanks so much for posting!

Tisme September 25, 2010

Jan, we liked these too, and mine didn’t caramelise either, I had guests who love rating new recipes and decided to experiment on a theme with these, so popped in some zucchini and did them the same as well. They tasted great too, but the tomatoes were better. I think that using heirloom varieties (sadly none available when I wanted to make this) instead of our “Glasshouse Wateries� will also make a vast difference to how much liquid the tomatoes expire and thus effect the caramelisation, and these got a 4 star rating from everyone. Please see my rating system, and thanks for a great recipe!

kiwidutch February 23, 2007

This recipe looks too simple to be so good. If it hadn't been for Tebo's review, I'd have missed it (thank you Tebo). I used what I had, which was ordinary tomatoes (we had two each) and sherry, and I added a dash of balsalmic vinegar too. The tomatoes didn't caramelise for me either (perhaps because the sugar dissolved into the tomato juices very quickly) but the flavour was fantastic. JanS says these are "really nice"; I say she's too modest, these are really great!

Mrs B January 14, 2005