12 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise, with seeds removed
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Remove the seeds from the tomatoes and slice lengthwise. Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper over the tomatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are concentrated and beginning to caramelize. Serve warm or at room temperature.