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.