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Summertime Fruit Soups
Two Techniques for Making Fruit Soup
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a cool fruit soup. It is simple to make and delicious.
One of the techniques for making fruit soup is bringing ingredients to a boil and then chilling the soup. The soups I will show you how to make are Mandarin Orange Fruit Soup and Cranberry-Grape Fruit Soup.
No need to cook the fruit soup in the second technique. Use a blender or food processor to puree the fruit and then chill it. The soups under this category are Chilled Melon Soup and Tropical/Mint Fruit Soup.
Mandarin Orange Fruit Soup
This soup would be great for a Sunday brunch alongside mini-Danish pastries, a ham omelet and coffee. Yum!
STEP ONE: Combine 2 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca with 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
STEP TWO: Remove from heat and add 1 Tablespoon sugar, dash of salt, and 1/2 cup concentrated orange juice.
STEP THREE: Cool at room temperature. Stir after 15 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Cover and chill.
Before serving, fold in 1/2 cup canned mandarin orange sections, drained, 1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, sliced and 1 medium sliced banana.
Garnish with 5-6 fresh strawberries.
Cranberry-Grape Fruit Soup
Serve this soup in a mug with a spoon. Less spillage that way!
STEP ONE: Combine 5 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca with 1/2 cup sugar, dash of salt, 2 cups cranberry juice and 1/2 cup hot water.
STEP TWO: Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
STEP THREE: Cool at room temperature. Stir after 20 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Cover and chill.
Stir in 1 cup halved seedless grapes before serving. Top with a dallop of sour cream.
Uncooked Fruit Soups
t has been said that the food we eat should be a "symphony of color." This soup is pureed with a food processor and chilled. Variations include different-colored melons
Chilled Melon Soup
Serve in chilled bowls with avocado on top and a few chives. Could also use honeydew melon.
STEP ONE: Cut 2 cantaloupes into chunks and put into food processor bowl along with 3 oz package cream cheese, cut in chunks and process until pureed.
STEP TWO: Warm 2 cups milk.
STEP THREE: Add 1 Tablespoon butter, 3 1/2 Tablespoons flour, juice of 1 lime and 1 teaspoon salt into food processor and process until combined with the cantaloupe.
STEP FOUR: Add 1/2 cup warm milk through the tube with machine running. Transfer to a large bowl with rest of milk. Stir to thicken.
STEP FIVE: Chill.
Tropical/Mint Fruit Soup
This soup is low fat.
STEP ONE: In a blender, combine 2 cups mango or papaya, peeled and chunked, 3/4 cup passion fruit nectar and 2 teaspoons fresh mint. Blend until smooth and pour into a large bowl.
STEP TWO: In the same blender, combine 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks and 3/4 cup papaya nectar. Blend until smooth. Add to mango mixture.
STEP THREE: Chill at least 4 hours.
Garnish with coconut sorbet. Very cooling and refreshing.
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