Tomato Confit

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Alice Waters and can be found in her new book, "The Art of Simple Cooking."

  • Yield: Makes 1 quart

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2007


  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs of basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for storing tomatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Bring a large pot over water to a boil over high heat. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Cut a small X into the bottom of each tomato. Add tomatoes to boiling water for 10 seconds. Immediately transfer tomatoes to ice-water bath using a slotted spoon; let cool. Peel and core tomatoes.

  3. Place basil sprigs in the bottom of a small baking dish. Place tomatoes, core side down, on top of basil. Sprinkle with garlic slices and salt; drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Transfer tomatoes to oven and bake until lightly browned and tender, about 50 minutes. Let tomatoes cool before transferring to an airtight container. Cover tomatoes with olive oil and refrigerate, covered, up to 5 days.


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