When the tomato growing season ended, I had more than my share this year of green tomatoes. I happen to love them and rarely see them in the marketplace. In fact, I made two trips to two different farmer’s markets just to look for large-sized green tomatoes. No luck there either.
So, I decided to just use my harvest of them and bake them for a green tomato sort of jam to eat with toast. I simply sliced and baked the tomatoes on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, turning them half way through the process.
Next, I just added a tablespoon or two of sugar and some lemon peel shavings. I mixed these ingredients and have been sampling them over a period of days on crackers and toast. I actually warm up a few tablespoons of the mixture in the microwave for about 30 seconds each serving.
I love them, and really feel that the baking preserves their texture so much more than cooking them in a sauce pot. Harvest season is so much fun for experimentation.