YIELD: Makes 4 servings


2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) – stewed tomatoes

1 1/2 tsp. – hot sauce

1 1/2 T – honey

1 tsp. – pepper

1 tsp. – salt

1 T – balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. – Italian seasoning

1 tsp. – garlic paste ot freshly minced garlic cloves

1 1/2 cups – half & half


Using a non-stick or enamel 1 – 2 qt. saucepan, add all the ingredients except the half & half. Simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.

In a blender or using an immersion blender, puree the tomato mixture until smooth, if using a blender, return the puree to saucepan.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the half & half, heat for an additional 10 minutes and serve hot.


It is always a good idea not to use any metal or aluminum cookware when preparing acidic foods such as tomatoes, the cookware can give the food a metallic taste.

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