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Fresh-Roasted Tomato Pizza

Ingredients: 

For roasted tomatoes

6 to 10 tomatoes (any size or color)

2 Tbs olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp fresh oregano, thyme, or parsley

For pizza

1 pizza dough (or 3-4 toasted slices of bread)

2 Tbs melted butter or olive oil

¼ cup finely grated parmesan or other hard cheese

2 Tbs chopped fresh oregano, basil, or other herbs to garnish the pizza after it comes out of the oven

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

2. Cut small tomatoes in half, and larger ones into wedges. Mix tomatoes in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and herbs. Place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and slow roast in the oven for an hour or more.

3. Stretch the pizza dough and put on a pizza stone or cookie sheet. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) 3-5 minutes until dough has started to crisp slightly. Remove crust and use a fork to pierce any air bubbles. Use a brush to spread the melted butter or olive oil on the crust. Scatter the roasted tomato pieces on top, and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until crust is crisp. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Enjoy!

Pre-roasting the tomatoes for an hour or more in a slow oven (about 275) evaporates the water and concentrates the flavor, making powerful little flavor packets.

Notes: 
Makes 1 pizza or 3-4 pizza-breads