- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut off top 1/2 inch of garlic bulb to expose ends of individual cloves. Leaving bulb whole, remove any loose, papery outer layers.
- Place bulb, cut end up, in a muffin or custard cup or on a double thickness of foil. Drizzle bulb with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cover bulb with foil or bring foil up around bulb and fold edges together to loosely enclose.
- Roast 35 to 40 minutes or until garlic feels soft when squeezed; cool. Remove garlic cloves from paper husks by squeezing bottom of bulb.
From the Test Kitchen
To serve roasted garlic, simply spread on toasted crusty bread slices or crackers. Roasted garlic can also be used as a recipe ingredient--whisk it into soups and pan sauces. Or combine it with melted butter or olive oil and toss with vegetables, such as asparagus or hot cooked new potatoes.