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Sun dried tomatoes are great ingredient to have on hand while cooking. They add a depth of flavor that a fresh tomato can’t add, and that a canned tomato doesn’t have.

You don’t need to dry your tomatoes in the sun for days, or weeks at a time. All you need is an oven and a handful of plum tomatoes. A great alternative here would be cherry tomatoes, because they are smaller and would dry up much faster than the traditional tomato.

How to store sun dried tomatoes

Place the tomatoes in an air tight container prior to drizzling them with olive oil. Store the container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

How To Store Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes

Franchesca Livraghi
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Ingredients
Cuisine Italian


  • 4 plum tomatoes halved
  • To taste salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 250℉.
  • Place tomatoes on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil flesh side up. Lightly salt and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Bake for 1.5 hours and remove from the oven. Press the tomatoes down with a fork and place them back in the oven for another 1.5 hours.
  • Remove from oven, and allow to cool. Place the tomatoes in a container and drizzle remaining olive oil. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


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