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Tomato Apple And Celery Cream Soup

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Ingredients
  Chicken stock/Turkey stock 1 Pint (570 Milliliter)
  Onions 4 Ounce, finely chopped (110 Grams)
  Tomatoes 6 Ounce, quartered (175 Grams)
  Apples 6 Ounce, quartered, use the cores as well (175 Grams)
  Celery stalks plus leaves 6 Ounce, cut into 2 inch lengths (175 Grams)
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 Grams)
  Dry sherry 2 1⁄2 Fluid Ounce (60 Milliliter)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly milled black pepper To Taste
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Pinch
  Apple slices 4 (For Garnish)
  Fresh chives 2 Teaspoon, snipped (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1 In a large, heavy pan melt the butter.
2 Add in the onion and cook gently until golden, making sure that they don't burn or catch on the bottom.
3 Pour in the sherry, vegetables, fruit, spices and seasoning to the pan.
4 Place a double thickness of greaseproof paper ,dampened with cold water over the ingredients, and cover the pan with a lid.
5 Simmer gently for about 1 hour.
6 Add in the stock to the contents of the pan, and stir.
7 Transfer the soup to a liquidiser and blend.
8 Press the soup through a sieve, and return to a clean pan.
9 Re-heat, and correct the seasoning.

SERVING
10 Pour into warmed soup bowls, and garnish each serving with an apple slice and some snipped chives.
11 Serve with croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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