Slow-Cooked Vine Tomatoes with Garlic: A Burst of Natural Sweetness

Elevate your dishes with the intense natural sweetness of slow-cooked vine tomatoes infused with aromatic garlic.


Here's what you'll need for this delectable dish:

  • 1 pound vine tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
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Now that we have all the ingredients lined up, let's dive into the cooking process.

  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Cut the vine tomatoes in half lengthwise.
  3. Place them cut-side up on a baking sheet.
  4. In a bowl, mix together minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Drizzle the garlic mixture over the tomatoes evenly.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven and slow-cook for approximately 2 hours or until the tomatoes are soft and slightly caramelized.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  8. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.


  • Use ripe vine tomatoes for maximum flavor.
  • Experiment with different herbs like thyme or rosemary for added depth.
  • Serve as a side dish, topping for bruschetta, or as a flavorful addition to pasta dishes.

The slow-cooking process intensifies the natural sweetness of vine tomatoes while allowing them to retain their juicy texture. The tender roasted garlic adds a delightful aroma and depth to this simple yet exquisite dish. Enjoy the burst of flavors!

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