Choose fresh, ripe tomatoes from your garden or from the market. I like to use plum tomatoes but I think any tomato will work.
Wash and chop the tomatoes to measure 6-cups. Chop onion and garlic, if using.
Toss in cloves.
The original recipe was a little confusing at first, at least to me. It called for cloves and I assumed it meant garlic cloves and so that is how I made it. We loved the soup. I think it actually calls for the little brown spiky spice sometimes used on baked hams. I made a second batch of soup using the spice cloves and just a few cloves of garlic. Honestly, the soup is great either way.
Homemade Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
8 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
2 onions, sliced
8 whole cloves
8 whole garlic cloves (optional – see note)
4 cups chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
4 teaspoons white sugar
In a Dutch oven or stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 30 minutes.
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