Georgian potato soup

6 c potatos diced 1/2″
1/2 c onions chopped small
1/4 c scallions chopped
1 c apple sauce
1/4 c apple juice
3 c chicken stock or 3 c vegetable stock
1 1/4 c heavy cream
1/2 c cottage cheese
1/3 c raisins
1 ea garlic clove minced
1/3 c dried apricots chopped
2 1/2 tb flour
1/4 ts cumin
2 ts dry mustard
1/2 ts white pepper
1 tb dried hot pepper flakes
2 ts salt
1 ts dill dried and crushed
1 tb parsley fresh and chopped
3 tb carrots julienned

Mix 1 cup of the cream, the cottage cheese, and the flour in mixing bowl. Beat until smooth then blend in the remaining cream. This can be done by hand, with a hand mixer, or in a blender. Set aside in refrigerator. Mix all of the spices together and divide into 2 equal portions. Take a large, heavy pot and place on HIGH heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables except for 2 cups of the diced potatoes and 1 of the spice portions. Stir and cook over the High heat for 4-6 minutes being sure to scrape the crusts that form on the bottom of the pot. Add the apple juice and then the apple sauce. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes then add the stock, the other spice portion. Cook while stirring for 12 minutes. Remove and either rice the mixture or puree it in a blander until it is smooth. Return to the pot, add the 2 cups of diced potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat to Low, stir well, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add more stock if more liquid is need. Blend in the cream mixture and continue to cook stirring as you do for 3-4 minutes.

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