Sunday, January 3, 2016

Candied Cherry Tomatoes

24 cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red wine
2 Tbs water
1 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds, or roasted black sesame seeds

1) In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, wine and water.
2) Stir until the liquid becomes a syrup, about 15 minutes.
3) Drizzle in the lemon juice and stir. Remove from heat.
4) Insert toothpicks into the tomatoes. Dip each one into the liquid to coat, then roll in sesame seeds and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set.

Review: I couldn't find cherry tomatoes at the grocery store, so Mike convinced me to try the heirloom variety pack of grape tomatoes. They are tastier, which adds to the sweetness of the syrup. This sweetness was balanced by the sesame seeds, which also gave it a satisfying crunch. This is a cute, and easy, appetizer.
Adapted from:
Women's Health Magazine Jan/Feb 2016