Southern Stewed Tomatoes

"I generally serve this tomato dish with fish. They seem to compliment each other nicely."
photo by Cinda Lu photo by Cinda Lu
photo by Cinda Lu
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray an oven proof casserole with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Put the tomatoes with their juices into the casserole and cut up into chunks.
  • Add the sugar and stir.
  • Cut the butter into chunks and add to tomato mixture.
  • Stir in the stale bread cubes-enough to make a thick mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the mixture is very thick.
  • Cover with foil if it appears to be browning too quickly towards the end.

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  1. phosman646
    This recipe took me back many years..mote than I care to remember..LOL..just like my grandmother made..perfect..Thanks
  2. dowdymardee
    Just what I was looking for - my g'ma made stewed tomatoes like this only she also added fried out bacon pieces. I'm going to do that and even try throwing in some corn per Darlene's recipe. My sister has raved this site - so glad I'm finally here! Thank-you!
  3. Deb M.
    This is the recipe I've been trying to find because I couldn't remember how my mother made hers, but this is it! I did love her stewed tomatoes when I was growing up. She made them sometimes for breakfast and served them with either bacon or sausage, eggs, and biscuits, and she made them in a cast iron skillet on top of the stove and put in pieces of her homemade biscuits instead of loaf bread. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Cinda Lu
    DH and I visited a cafe near Bourbon, Mo that served the best sweet breaded tomatoes... this was a couple yearss ago...I believe it was called Lewis cafe. I have been in search of a recipe that was close to the taste of those tomatoes and I believe this is about as close as it comes. These are great!!! And so easy.... I used my home canned tomatoes from our garden and the only change I made was to use just a bit less sugar than the recipe called for. Thanks Norma, they are awesome!!!
  5. tara portee
    I always forget how much I like stewed tomatoes until I make them and wonder why I don't make them more often. I reduced the butter and sugar by 1/2 and thought it was perfect. Don't forget to add the salt, the directions don't actually direct you to do so. My mom always did them on the stove top and I was pleased to see a recipe for doing them in the oven. Couldn't be easier.



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