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Israeli Cold Fruit Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Sour red cherries; pitted,
  • -halved*
  • 1 c Peaches; peel/slice
  • 1 c Pitted plums chopped
  • 1 c Green apple; grated
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 6 c Water
  • 1 ts Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 Whole cloves
  • 1/4 ts Salt; optional
  • 1 1/2 tb Cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons; water
  • 1 c Half-and-half
  • 3 tb Sabra liqueur**
  • Sour cream
  • Sweet cherries


*Canned water-pack sour cherries, drained may be used but not as good.

**An Israeli orange based liqueur with a hint of chocolate. Available at
liquor stores or Middle Eastern markets.

Combine fruits, sugar, water, lemon juice, spices and salt. Cook 20 minutes
until fruits are tender. Discard cinnamon stick and cloves and force fruit
mixture through sieve or food mill. (Blender can be used but don't blend
too long as it will become watery. Use on an off chopping motions). Mix
together cornstarch and water and stir into puree. Reheat and cook,
stirring until slightly thickened. Cool and add half-and-half and Sabra.
Chill thoroughly; adjust with more Sabra and/or lemon juice. Serve in
chilled compote glasses with dollops of sour cream topped with a cherry.

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