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Candied Tomato Sauce

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If you are like me, and have so many tomatoes in your garden you don’t know what to do with, here is a great recipe for a slow roasted tomato sauce. Roasting the tomatoes brings out an intense flavor you cannot get otherwise. Roma tomatoes work best for this recipe.

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Candied Tomato Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Cuisine: Italian
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /4


  • 12 ripe Roma tomatoes
  • salt
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Slice tomatoes in half.
  • Season with salt, basil, oregano and thyme.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil spray and place tomatoes cut side up.
  • Bake 2 hrs until skin gets wrinkled and crusty on the bottom and moist in the center.
  • Puree the tomatoes in a food processor.
  • If it is too thick, you can thin with pasta water.
  • Serve over your favorite high fiber pasta and grated cheese.

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Serving: 1 /4, Calories: 78.1 kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.3 g, Protein: 3.2 g, Fat: 1.2 g, Fiber: 4.1 g