Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sour Cherry Soup

Do you like cold soups? My first experience with cold soup was at a tea room in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I loved the creamy texture. A bowl of cold soup is almost too much to serve with a meal. A small amount, however, is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

I had a few leftover cherries. When I told Tim I was making a cold soup, he gave me one of those looks. In the end, he liked it and said he would eat it again. If you're looking to try a cold summer soup, give this one a try. It has a nice, not too sweet flavor with a hint of cinnamon.



Sour Cherry Soup

4 cups sour cherries, with pits
1/4 honey
1 3-inch cinnamon stick
2 cups water
1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt
Blueberries or peach slices for garnish (optional)

Place cherries, sugar, cinnamon and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cherries have softened and relinquished their juices, about 20 minutes.

I am linking this to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound and Souper Sunday's.

14 comments:

  1. Julie,

    I have a tree loaded with sour cherries and this sounds like a great way to put them to use! Thanks, I will give it a whirl and have a happy weekend...

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  2. I"ve never tried cold soups before. This one looks very tastey!

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  3. I'm so jealous of people (like you) who live close to an abundance of fresh sour cherries. They're impossible to get here in Texas. I think your soup looks absolutely scrumptious -- the perfect thing for a hot summer day.

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  4. Allowed to cool and served cold, this actually looks really good as a breakfast food made with yogurt. Very pretty color!

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  5. This is so pretty and I think would be so much fun to serve company. I see the pretty cherries in the market but I never buy them because I don't know how to prepare them but your recipe has enticed me. Happy Pink Saturday. :)

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  6. This looks so good! And it's pretty too!! My husband is Russian and we make a cold soup too called akroshka... it's comprised of buttermilk, bologna, eggs, cucumber, dill, potatoes, sour cream and cilantro. It is soooo good and refreshing!

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  7. I'd like to try it-never had cold soup-thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yum! I had cold soup once at a restaurant and loved it. Thanks for a great recipe to try!!

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  9. See, I think I could eat this if you just didn't call it soup. There needs to be a better term for this type of dish. It looks/sounds delicious!

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  10. Our family just loves strawberry soup. I am sure this would be as much of a hit. They know it is a special meal when I serve it as an appetizer. They were just asking for it the other day complaining that I hadn't made it in a long time! Yum, cherries would be soooo good.

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  11. We've had cold fruit soup before and enjoyed it! Your cherry soup looks delicious!

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  12. Yum. Happy belated Pink Day. I love soup and have eaten it out, but never tried to make it. Your recipe looks easy. I'll have to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very pretty presentation. I am learning to really love cold fruit soups. Thanks for sending this one to Souper Sundays! ;-)

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  14. What a unique soup! I love cold soups and I love cherries even more :)
    I'll be keeping this recipe in mind for the next cherry season.

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