Potage de Tomate (or Tomato Soup if you prefer!!)

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Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

This is a very tasty "homemade" tomato soup that isn't a lot of trouble to make. My family likes it for supper with grilled cheese sandwichs

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  1. Chop the onion and saute in the butter in a 6 quart pot until soft and clear, but do not brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes with liquid,tomato paste, thyme, sugar, salt and pepper to the pot, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups of the broth and simmer for 15 minutes more.
  4. Remove the soup from the heat and puree in the food processor or a ricer.
  5. Pour through a strainer to remove the seeds.
  6. Add more broth if needed to reach the consistency you desire.
  7. Reheat the soup stirring in the heavy cream, but do not boil.
  8. Garnish if you wish with chopped fresh basil, or chopped fresh chives, or chopped green onion.