Love Apple Soup is one of my all-time ‘go to’ soups, and also a favorite appetizer.  I have served this soup at many, many dinner parties! Its name is intriguiging and there were always questions about what it was. Did you know that a love apple is really a tomato?  No doubt a translation of the French term pomme d’amour from the belief in the tomato’s aphrodisiacal powers!

 

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  • Course Soup
  • Cuisine French
  • Keyword Christmas, Delicious, Elegant, Fall-Winter, Fine Food, Flavor, New Years, Special Dinner, Valentine's Day, Vegetarian
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 15 minutes 30 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
15minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 15 minutes 30 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
15minutes 1 hour
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 stick celery chopped
  • 2 small carrot sliced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp thyme crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbspn unsalted butter
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 small can tomato sauce - (8 oz)
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
  2. Sauté vegetables and herbs in butter until soft
  3. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth and bring to a boil, then return to a simmer
  4. Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes and then allow to cool slightly and when cool, pour contents into blender and purée.
  5. Pour the blended soup into a fine sieve and stir the contents in the sieve until only solids remain, scrape the solids from the outside of the sieve back into the soup.
  6. Return the soup to stock pot or to a bowl until ready to serve.
Serving
  1. Reheat soup to boiling, remove from heat and blend in heavy cream just before serving
Recipe Notes

Substitute olive oil for butter, vegetable stock for chicken stock and use coconut milk for heavy cream and it will be a beautiful creamy vegetarian soup.

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