Tomato Basil Cream Soup

Hurry and run out and buy fresh tomatoes and basil before the season is over. And since the weather is cooling down, do yourself a favor and make this soup. It’s yummy!

My friend Nicole’s Tomato Basil Cream Soup!

4 tomatoes – seeded & diced
4 c. of tomato juice
14 leaves fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 c. cream
2 tblsp. butter
Put tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Put the tomato mixture in a blender and puree with the basil (remember to remove the center piece from the lid and cover with a towel – to allow the steam to escape). Return puree to stock pot.

Place the pot over medium heat and stir in the cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. DO NOT boil.
Serves: 4

This soup gets the Ellie stamp of approval. She’s saying, “You! Go make some. It’s amazing!”

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