Odessa Piper dries her own cherry tomatoes so that she can have them the way she likes them—somewhat moist and exploding with flavor. More Delicious Side Dishes

Odessa Piper
October 1998

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MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP
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  • Preheat the oven to 200°. Lightly oil 2 large racks and set them over 2 large baking sheets or line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set the tomato halves on the racks and bake for 2 hours, rotating the sheets for even drying. Reduce the oven temperature to 150° and bake for 3 hours longer, rotating the sheets, or until the tomatoes are dry and firm but still a bit moist. Transfer the tomatoes to a medium bowl while they are still warm. Let cool completely. Transfer the tomatoes to a sturdy plastic bag or an airtight container and freeze indefinitely; defrost before using

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