Pomodori Al Forno

For Mom and Heather, and anyone else interested: Bon Appetit posted the delicious Pomodori Al Forno recipe here, and the article here.

Just in case the links disappear, below is the amazing recipe. I found myself dipping bread into the oil while the tomatoes cooked, and no tomatoes made it through the full standing time, but I did make the mistake of halving the recipe!

*err on the side of extra spice and seasoning!


  • 1 cups (or more) olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded. (Canned or fresh, depending on the season and convenience. Canned worked beautifully.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano (I used fresh and doubled this)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh Italian parsley
  • Aged goat cheese (such as BĂ»cheron)
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced crosswise, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Pour 1/2 cup oil into 13x9x2-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Arrange tomatoes in dish, cut side up. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup oil. Sprinkle with oregano, sugar, and salt. Bake 1 hour. Using tongs, turn tomatoes over. Bake 1 hour longer. Turn tomatoes over again. Bake until deep red and very tender, transferring tomatoes to plate when soft (time will vary, depending on ripeness of tomatoes), about 15 to 45 minutes longer.
  • Layer tomatoes in medium bowl, sprinkling garlic and parsley over each layer; reserve oil in baking dish. Drizzle tomatoes with reserved oil, adding more if necessary to cover. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours. DO AHEAD Cover; chill up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Serve with aged goat cheese and toasted baguette slices.


pat said...

I think that I will make it tonight.

An Aside: So last night I finished the first part-the honeymoon and was laughing myself to bed over the monster pregnancy.!!!

Holly said...

Pretty funny twist, wasn't it?

Holly said...

Just wait till you hear the name. It almost ruined the book for me.

Jane Flanagan said...


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