- 4 Roma tomatoes or a pint of grape tomatoes
- 16-20 whole basil leaves (about 2 per 1/2 tomato)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (if desired)
Wash tomatoes and cut in 1/2. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet or in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and sugar if desired. If tomatoes are in season, they typically do not need sugar. Place whole basil leaves on top. Bake at 400 for about 25 minutes or until tomatoes skins start to shrivel.
These can be eaten fresh and hot or cold with a salad. You can sprinkle parmesan on top. They are also really great cut up on top of spaghetti squash with parmesan.