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Soups & Stews Tomato Basil Soup
From the Kitchen at Durand House

Category: Soups & Stews
Servings: 8 [4 cups]
Preparation Time: An Hour?

Recipe Ingredients
Tomato Basil Soup
4 cups tomatos (fresh or canned) peeled,seeded and crushed
4 cups tomato juice or chicken stock*
1 cup heavy cream
12 to 14 leaves fresh basil
1 cup butter

Recipe Directions
In large pot, bring tomatos & liquid to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often.
Remove from heat and pour half into a blender.
Add 1/2 of the basil, cover and blend, starting with lowest setting and working up to highest.
Blend for 1 minute or until smooth & pour into medium sized bowl.
Repeat with rest of tomato mixture.
Pour blended soup back into pot and bring back to boil.
Reduce heat to low adding butter and cream.
Simmer for 10 minutes stirring often.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Serve with fresh French or sourdough bread.

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