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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Christmas, Delicious, Elegant, Fall-Winter, Fine Food, Flavor, New Years, Special Dinner, Valentine's Day, Vegetarian
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1 1/2tbspnunsalted butter
1smallcan tomato sauce - (8 oz)
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
Sauté vegetables and herbs in butter until soft
Add tomato sauce, chicken broth and bring to a boil, then return to a simmer
Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes and then allow to cool slightly and when cool, pour contents into blender and purée.
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.
Return the soup to stock pot or to a bowl until ready to serve.
Reheat soup to boiling, remove from heat and blend in heavy cream just before serving
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.