Honey Herbed Tomatoes With Balsamic Sauce

Steven Fisher’s Honey Herbed Tomatoes with Balsamic Sauce entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


  • 16 teaspoons plus additional 2 tablespoons Sue Bee® Honey
  • 8 1 1/2- to 2-inch tomatoes, cut in half
  • 6 tablespoons quality olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons chicken broth, which will be divided

Garnish Ingredients

  • 1 small scallion or bunch of chives, finely sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped


  • Heat large skillet to medium high heat then add olive oil.
  • Place 16 tomato halves cut side down in hot oil. Lightly salt with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Fry for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Turn off heat and carefully turn over tomatoes with a large spoon.
  • Turn on heat to medium and add balsamic vinegar and 6 tablespoons of chicken broth to skillet.
  • Lightly shake skillet to incorporate chicken broth and vinegar.
  • Sprinkle tomatoes with additional 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Squeeze a teaspoon of Sue Bee® honey on the browned cut side of each tomato.
  • Lightly simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes until tomato halves are soft but still hold their shape.
  • Remove tomatoes with spoon to a serving dish with cut side up.
  • Turn heat to medium low and add the other 2 tablespoons of chicken broth (use more if needed to create a syruplike sauce), then add the additional 2 tablespoons of Sue Bee® honey.
  • Lightly reduce the sauce until it has the correct consistency and pour around the tomatoes, not over them.
  • Garnish with sliced green onion, fresh thyme and rosemary.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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