4 tomatoes – peeled, seeded and diced
4 cups tomato juice
14 leaves fresh basil (I used dried basil – maybe 1 tsp. or less)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.
Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.
*I added 6 cups of tomato juice and a little more whipping cream to make a bigger pot. I’m sure you can add more tomatoes as well. You can’t mess this recipe up! Also, you can make the Juice/Tomato/Basil mixture and freeze it. Then when ready just defrost it, heat it back up and add your whipping cream and butter. It’s a great way to use all your tomatoes and save for a rainy day.