Roasted Thyme Tomatoes
8 plum tomatoes (1-1/2 lbs.)
4 teaspoons olive oil
5 sprigs fresh tyhme, stems removed (1 tblsp. thyme leaves)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Coarse brown sugar (optional)
Fresh sprigs of thyme
- Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Halve tomatoes lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and center membrane. Place tomatoes in a shallow roasting pan, cut side up; drizzle with olive oil. Combine thyme leaves, salt, and pepper; sprinkle mixture over tomatoes.
- Roast, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, and top with thyme sprigs. Serve warm. Makes 4 to 6 servings.