Sweetened Tomatoes (Kinusilbang Kamatis)

My family has been making these yummy treat for three generations now. Recipes has been passed on from my mom’s grandmother to my grandmother to my mom and now she passed the recipe to me. I’ve been meaning to give this to my former snack swap partner Jill, who’s also one of the moderators at It’s what we do!, a snack swapping community. She is currently here in the Philippines on business and we are going to meet today. Yay!

I wanted to give her something that she won’t be able to buy or get anywhere else and so I thought of this special treat and asked my mom how to do it.


First thing you need are 2 ½ kg Tomatoes, of course. Plump and juicy but not too ripe tomatoes.
white sugar (you can use brown sugar but it tends to darken the tomatoes)
apog (carbonate) to make it chewy


  • Boil the tomato in a pot for a few minutes.Just so you can take the skin off, remove the seeds and flatten it out.
  • Wash two times with water then drain.
  • Fill the same pot with water. Add around ½ cup of Apog.
  •  Soak tomatoes for about 8 hours.
  •  Drain and squeeze out excess water.
  • Cook in caramelized sugar for a few minutes.
  • Let it cool and It’s done.You can put it any clean container and enjoy.

Isn’t this a very unique treat? Best done when tomatoes are in season.


Here it is packed and ready to be given to Jill.If you wanna see how it turned out,click here: The first live snack swap ever?

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28 Responses

  1. hmm….. my gal loves tomatoes very much. If have chance will let her try the sweetened tomatoes. ^-^ Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh dear, big thanks for sharing the recipe. I love tomatoes and this will definitely give me something new rather than eating them raw or sauteed.

    You're so sweet and thoughtful. I'm sure your swap partner would love this.

  3. first time i've seen a caramelized tomato and it looks so good, i wanna try this myself:D

    My WS is up too.

  4. the cutie tomatoes looks so dainty red. ang galing mo naman magluto, Peach! patikim ha. 🙂

    Happy Monday!

  5. Very very interesting, and looks quite delicious. I added you to my blogroll. Thanks for adding me to yours.

  6. I was suspicious at the beginning – but at the end they look yummy. Your site is full of calories! I will dream toasts and cupcakes tonight 🙂

  7. I {heart} tomatoes! That looks like a great treat!

    I saw your last comment about sending me your address, for some reason I didn't get it in my email…can you resend, aggie_d@hotmail.com

  8. This really sounds like an interesting snack… probably with the sugar my mom couldn't eat them.. diabetic. But, have you ever tried them with sugar substitute?

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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