Recipe courtesy of Daisy Martinez
Show: Viva Daisy!
Episode: Sunday Dinner
Print
Sweet Tomato
Total:
2 hr 40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 8 to 12 ounces firm, salty cheese, such as queso fresco, feta, or ricotta salata, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Have ready, a bowl of ice water and a spider or slotted spoon. With a paring knife, cut the stems out of the tomatoes and cut an X in the opposite end. Slip the tomatoes into the boiling water and leave them until the skin around the X starts to loosen, 30 seconds to 1 minute. With the spider, scoop the tomatoes into the ice water. When cool enough to handle, slip the skins off the tomatoes and cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out and discard the seeds. Set the seeded tomato halves aside.

Bring 3 cups water, the sugar, cinnamon, and allspice to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Adjust the heat to the lowest setting and let steep for 20 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, and continue to simmer on low heat until the syrup has thickened about another 20 minutes. Cool, then chill. Remove allspice berries and cinnamon sticks. Serve the tomatoes in a compote dish or small bowl, accompanied by the sliced cheese.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Sweet Crepes

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Octopus in Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Tomato Strata

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of Todd Porter|Diane Cu

Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Cheesy Tomato Bruschetta

Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

I Hart Food

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

I Hart Food

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here