Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cold soups for hot days: Ukranian Cold Fruit Soup

How did we get to the dog days of summer already? We're looking for relief! Here's a unusual, delicious Ukranian soup perfect for days like these... I think that, as with most soups, you could substitute and change proportions in all sorts of interesting ways to make this summer soup uniquely your own!

Ukranian Cold Fruit Soup

2 c cold water
1 lb aples cored, peeled & cubed to 3/4"
1 lb pears cored peeled & cubed to 3/4"
1/2 lb cherries pitted
1/2 lb plums pitted
1/2 lb peaches peeled pitted & cubed to 3/4"
1/2 c fresh, soft bread crumbs
1 tb fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tb grated lemon rind
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c raspberry jam or preserves
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c sweet white wine
 1 c cranberry juice

Put water, cinnamon, lemon juice bread crumbs, & lemon rind in large pot. Bring to a boil, then add fruit. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Puree cooked fruit and liquid in a blender, then add jam, wine, & cranberry juice. Mix well and refrigerate. Chill for 2-12 hours before serving.
*NOTE: Apple dumplings may be served in this soup.

Yield: 6 Servings
ORIGIN: Dr. Olga Gorecheva, St. Petersburg-Russia, circa 1997
Find this and other cold soups for warm weather at

No comments: