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Sun King Soup

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Make a batch of warm soup for your winter celebrations.

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Yule, the winter solstice, marks the return of the sun, as it begins to make its way back towards the earth. Celebrate this festival of light with a nice rich bowl of Sun King Soup -- the bright sun colors and smooth texture are just the thing for either an appetizer, or a light meal at Yule.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 3 Tbs butter (use real butter, not margarine)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 1/2 C. tomatoes, diced
  • 1 C. vegetable broth
  • 3/4 Orange juice, no pulp
  • A few sprigs rosemary
  • Paprika


Saute the onion in the butter over low heat. Chop tomatoes and add to the onions. Allow to cook until tomatoes become soft, just a few minutes. Add broth, and allow the whole thing to simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

Transfer the entire mixture into a blender and puree, adding the orange juice. Return to stovetop, add rosemary, and simmer for about 5 - 10 more minutes. Add paprika to taste. Serve in warm bowls with a nice loaf of soft bread, or as part of a larger feast.

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Excellent, Wonderful Soup!, Member ScottishGoddess

I made this soup for the first time a couple of days ago. It warms body, mind, and spirit. I substituted a pinch of cayenne for the paprika (I just love that somewhat nutty flavor of cayenne!) and am planning to make it again and serve in miniature bread bowls. I found the soup went amazingly with these tiny french rolls I found at a local bakery; they're wonderfully crusty on the outside, but still warm and soft on the inside. I suspect they will make perfect single-serving bread bowls for an appetizer. Kudos, Patti!

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