Grandma's Country Tomato Soup
4 lbs washed and halved tomatos 1 cooking or green apple (cored and quarted) 2 Yellow (or Vadallia) onions peeled and sliced 2 sprigs of FRESH mint 2 sprigs of dill 2 pkgs instant chicken or beef broth 2 whole bay leaves 1 t salt 1 t peprika 2 T Tabasco or Hot Sauce 2 qts water 1/2 C corn syrup or honey Place all ingredients in a large, heavy kettle, and simmer very slowly. Stir occasionally for 3 hours. Remove bay leaves and dill sprigs. You may server hot, in this way. I advise you put this soup through a strainter and store it over night. Then, heat and serve the next day. You may also want to poach and skin the tomatoes first before placing in kettle.