Baked curried tomatoes

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 larges Ripe tomatoes; skinned and stem ends removed
1 cup Tomato sauce
2 teaspoons Curry powder
2 tablespoons Currant jelly
4 tablespoons Sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons Fresh bread crumbs
Crisp-cooked bacon bits (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut deep, narrow holes in the tomatoes (be careful not to go all the way through). Place the tomatoes in a buttered baking dish.

Combine the tomato sauce, curry powder and currant jelly in saucepan. Heat 5 minutes, pour over tomatoes (particularly inside the hollows) and bake 15 minutes.

Remove tomatoes from oven. Then turn on broiler.

Sprinkle cheese, bread crumbs and bacon (if used) over tomatoes and place under broiler to brown.

_Classic American Cooking_ Pearl Byrd Foster, 1983 Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-44303-8 Typos by Jeff Pruett Submitted By JEFF PRUETT On 07-16-95

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