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Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce

Yield: 8 to 10 servings


  • 5 pounds plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley or dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried basil


Rinse the tomatoes well, cut out the cores and cut the tomatoes in half. Place the tomatoes in a blender and puree until smooth.

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic and brown for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes. Add the remaining ingredients and cover the pan. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta or freeze for later use.

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