Southern Peanut Butter Soup
with Pepper Jelly

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper jelly

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add onion and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and mix until well blended.
  3. Stir in chicken broth and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, strain broth.
  5. Stir the peanut butter, salt and cream into the strained broth until well mixed.
  6. Serve hot.
  7. Garnish each serving with a teaspoon of chopped peanuts and a dollop of jelly.

Yield: 4 servings