Tomato Jam

  • 1 1/2 pounds small whole sweet tomatoes such as cherry or grape
  • 1 large red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper or several smaller sweet red peppers such as Marconi, sliced thin or halved if smaller
  • 8 large garlic cloves
  • 2" sprig fresh rosemary, leaves only, stem discarded (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Bella Nonnas Ultra Premium EVOO
  • 1/3 cup crisp, good quality white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Bella Nonnas 18 Yr Old Traditional Balsamic┬áVinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
Cooking Instructions:
  • Adjust rack to middle of oven, and preheat to 300.
  • In a medium roasting pan (9"x13") or a 12" oven safe skillet, combine the first five ingredients.
  • Whisk the wine, balsamic, and olive oil together, drizzle over the vegetables and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the pan on the middle rack in the oven, uncovered, and allow the vegetables to cook slowly, stirring only a few times during the process, being careful not to break the tomatoes.
  • Slow roast for 4 - 4 1/2 hours.

The resulting confit, or tomato "jam" can be used to dress pasta, slather on crusty bread, or as an accompaniment to slow roasted meats or poultry.

Cooking Time : 4-4 1/2 hrs
Servings : 8-10