Maryland Caramel Tomatoes

1
Lynnda Cloutier

By
@eatygourmet

There’s just something so incredibly appealing about a sweet side dish. The original recipe called for a buttered baking dish, but because they aren’t always safe to put over direct heat, a skillet was used in this recipe. Regular basting of the tomatoes helps them brown and intensifies their flavor.Unknown Source

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • ·
    8 large ripe but firm tomatoes, cored and peeled
  • ·
    1 tbsp. salt
  • ·
    1 tsp. white pepper
  • ·
    1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ·
    4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (1/2 stick)

How to Make Maryland Caramel Tomatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Adjust oven rack to upper middle position and heat oven to 400.
  2. Arrange tomatoes in large ovenproof skillet, cored side up. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper, then sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Dot the tomatoes evenly with the butter.
    Bake til tomatoes are tender and lightly browned, about 1 hour, basting with juices every 15 minutes.
  3. using potholders (the skillet handle will be hot. remove skillet from oven and transfer to stovetop. Cook tomatoes over medium high heat, basting every 5 minutes and adjusting the heat as needed to maintain a rapid simmer, til sauce is thick and syrup, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve. Serves 8
  4. To peel tomatoes, with a paring knife, score an X at each tomatoes base. Simmer tomatoes in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds. After cooling the tomatoes in ice water for 1 minute, use the knife to remove strips of loosened peel, starting at the X on each tomato’s base.

Printable Recipe Card

About Maryland Caramel Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables




Show 19 Comments & Reviews

Fire Up The Grill For Dad This Weekend Recipe

Fire Up the Grill for Dad This Weekend

Kitchen Crew

Father's Day is this weekend. While dads are celebrated year around, it's the one day to show dad how much you care. From an appetizer to dessert, why not use...

19 Summer Side Dishes Recipe

19 Summer Side Dishes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It’s finally summertime - which means it’s time for some of our favorites! Pasta salad, potato salad, fruit salad, chicken salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, baked beans and more, it might...

Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

For some unfortunate reason, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. Their nutty, savory and smoky flavor seriously deserves some love - not to mention all the health benefits they provide....