Tomato Apple Soup



Happy Soup Wednesday! When J. and I went to Georgia last March we ate at this awesome restaurant in Augusta called the Boll Weevil Cafe. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and we shared this heavenly slice of lemon cake for dessert. Because we had an appetizer and dessert I had a bowl of their tomato apple soup for lunch -- it was so great the perfect amount of creamy and sweet. I tried to recreate the recipe from the Boll Weevil Cafe from this All Recipes Tomato Apple Soup recipe...it was good, but not quite as good as the original that I was trying to recreate. I'll keep searching for that perfect recreation, in the meantime enjoy this hearty soup which is perfect for all of the cold blustery weather that February has brought us.


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Adapted from All Recipes.

Ingredients: 
-2 tablespoons butter
-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
-1 onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-2 Fuji apples - peeled, cored, and chopped
-1/4 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
-1 pinch dried thyme
-2 cups vegetable stock
-1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
-salt and ground black pepper to taste


Heat the oil and butter in a large pot.
Cook the onions and garlic until soft, then add in the seasoning and the apples.
Cook for about ten minutes.
Add the vegetable stock and tomatoes.
Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cook for about twenty minutes.
Puree in a blender or with an immersion blender. 
Tomato + Apple = 

Soup!
 
Enjoy with grilled cheese.


Like I said in the introduction, this recipe wasn't quite what I was looking for, but it was still good. This recipe makes five servings, J. and I shared some for dinner and then I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. Sometimes leftovers can be disappointing, but the soup was just as great for lunch as it had been for dinner.


Comments

  1. Four years ago my husband and I, from Atlanta, went to Augusta for our anniversary and we had dinner at the Boll Weevil. I loved their Tomato Apple Soup too and I have never forgotten it! We are going to Augusta next month to visit friends from Florida. Can't wait to eat there again and have some soup! On our previous visit, the chef gave us a list of the ingredients, if not exactly the recipe, though I have never tried, like you, to recreate it. Tomato paste, carrots, pureed apples, sugar, cream or milk, salt, pepper, basil.

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    1. Anonymous,

      My best friend is currently stationed in Augusta, I cannot wait to go back to the Boll Weevil to have the soup again.

      Thank you so much for your comment and for the ingredient list, I'm going to start experimenting with it in the kitchen :)

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    2. I was just in Augusta and fell in love with this soup! I googled "Apple tomato Soup" and came up with the Allrecipes recipe and yours! Did you ever find the right mix for this soup? Their menu at Boll Weevil
      mention carrots and "Fire roasted" fiji apples. Seems like a bit more effort to roast them first, but it might make a difference!

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    3. Hello Anonymous!

      I never did quite find the right mix, maybe I'll try experimenting with the recipe again this summer. Roasting the apples first seems like it might make quite the difference. Thanks for stopping by!

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