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Why Spend Money on Sun Dried Tomatoes When You Can Oven Dry Them Instead?

Oven Dried Tomatoes

They’re great on a pizza, a sandwich or just as a snack. But, sun dried tomatoes aren’t cheap, and for $1.99 you can make them yourself. Not only will you have the satisfaction of saving a few dollars – but you get to have the simple childlike joy of performing a Mr. Wizard-like experiment in your own kitchen.

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Makes 4 oven-dried tomatoes

2 plum tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Slice plum tomatoes in half and season with salt and pepper. Bake in a 200 degree oven (or lowest setting) until tomatoes are completely dried, approximately 2 -3 hours. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze immediately.

(Photo by Launie Kettler)

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