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Blackberry Soup

 Blackberry Soup
From Cheney, Kansas, Julian Ann Hillman shared the recipe for this chilled soup that stars a bounty of berries. "I have several blackberry bushes, and they yielded an abundance of berries one year," she writes. "I came up with this recipe by adapting another fruit soup recipe I hand on hand."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1 cup pear juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lime or lemon wedge
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free vanilla yogurt

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook,
  • uncovered, over low heat for 20 minutes or until berries are
  • softened. Remove and discard lime wedge. Strain berry mixture,
  • reserving juice. Press blackberry mixture through a fine meshed
  • sieve; discard seeds. Add pulp to juice. Cover and chill.
  • Set aside 2 tablespoons yogurt for garnish. Combine blackberry
  • mixture and remaining yogurt in a food processor or blender; cover
  • and process until smooth. Ladle into soup bowls. Dollop with
  • reserved yogurt. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 308 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 76 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 5 g protein.