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This easy soup brings out the exquisite sweet flavor of beets. Use water, not stock. Peel beets, chop coarsely and sauté very gently in butter for 1/2 hour or until tender. Add water, bring to a boil and skim. Simmer about 15 minutes. Purée soup with handheld blender. Season to taste, ladle into heated bowls and serve with cultured cream and chives.