sun-dried cherry tomatoes

Sun-Dried Cherry Tomatoes

2 containers cherry tomatoes
Virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Basil, freshly chopped

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Wash tomatoes, and cut them in half. Place on a baking tray with the flat side facing up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tray in oven for approximately 5 to 6 hours. The time will vary.  Bake until they have more or less completely shriveled and the moisture is gone, making sure they do not burn. Remove tomatoes from oven, add the basil and place in a jar that can be tightly sealed. Fill the jar completely with olive oil. You can keep the jar on the counter for several weeks or store it in the refrigerator.