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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup for a Rainy Day …

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soupIt sure doesn’t feel like June out there … maybe a nice, healthy bowl of soup would help!

The secret to the richness of this soup is to use real butter, fresh basil leaves, and heavy cream. Try not to substitute, or you will not have the same high quality end result.

Original recipe makes 4 servings

4 tomatoes – peeled, seeded and diced
4 cups tomato juice
14 leaves fresh basil
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

PREP TIME – 10 mins
COOKING TIME – 35 mins
READY IN – 45 mins

Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.
Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter.
Season with salt and pepper.
Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.

ENJOY! Thank you

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