1. Start oven, set at 400° F., Hot. Rub a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with margarine or butter.
2. Wash and peel the tomatoes, or drain the canned ones. Cut in halves. Place in the baking dish.
3. Mix crumbs with sugar, salt, pepper and butter or margarine. Spread this mixture over the tomatoes.
4. Place in the oven and bake 10 minutes. Remove, cut the top mixture down into the tomatoes with a spoon. Replace in the oven and bake 10 minutes longer.