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Mary J's Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

2 c. chopped onions
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
3/4 c butter, divided
2-1/2 T. olive oil
2 (15 oz) cans Italian tomatoes
4 T. tomato paste
4 c. chicken or beef broth
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 c. heavy cream
2 tsp. sugar
salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan saute onions, basil, thyme in 1/2 c. butter and olive oil until onion is clear. Add tomatoes and paste, simmer for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix 5 T. broth to cornstarch until smooth. Stir in broth mixture to soup. Add remaining broth and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Put soup through blender or use hand blender. Just before serving, add sugar, cream and 1/4 c butter, salt and pepper to taste.
Makes about 8 cups.

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