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Creamy Tomato Bisque

 Creamy Tomato Bisque
This rich, creamy bisque has a wonderful old-fashioned flavor...it makes a nice accompaniment to any meal.
8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sherry, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring first five ingredients to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are
  • tender. Cool.
  • Puree mixture in a food processor or blender; set aside. In the same
  • saucepan, saute fresh tomatoes in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in
  • flour to make a smooth paste. Gradually add cream and stir over low
  • heat until thickened. Stir in pureed mixture and sherry if desired.
  • Yield: about 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 169 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 721 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.