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I want to make green tomato soup but the recipe I have calls for creme fraiche. I cannot get creme fraiche. Will using heavy cream as a substitute smooth out the sourness of the green tomatoes and still be pleasant tasting? I prefer a little sweet to tart tasting anyway.

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If you add only heavy creme the final result will be more smooth and a little bit sweeter (even though green tomatoes are very sour to taste). If you have access to a white yogurt (non sweetened) or greek yogurt you can add that to the soup, maybe by adding it gradually and correcting with cream if the taste degenerates.

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  • I'll try adding the heavy creme in a single bowl of soup and see where it goes also will try sour cream, maybe together both? There is no way I can use yogurt, it is a no no for me. – Barbara Sep 15 '14 at 17:38
  • i'm sorry for my mistake. yes, you can try in a small batch. after all, cooking is part following recipes to the single gram and part experiment! – Stefano Driussi Sep 17 '14 at 8:28
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You can easily make your own craime fraiche with heavy cream and a couple of tablespoons of live culture buttermilk. Just let it sit in a warm place overnight and it will be ready the next morning.

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