Starry Fruit Soup Recipe
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Starry Fruit Soup Recipe

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"If you want to make a soup that your children will love, try this cool and refreshing summer blend," recommends Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. The impressive star design is simple to create with sweetened sour cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced pears, undrained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander, optional
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 228 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Strain to remove seeds if desired. Chill until serving.
  2. Combine sour cream and sugar until smooth; place in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe two thin concentric circles 1/2 in. apart on top of each bowl of soup. Beginning with the center circle, gently pull a toothpick through both circles toward outer edge. Wipe toothpick clean. Draw toothpick from outer edge of bowl back to center. Repeat to complete star pattern. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Starry Fruit Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p35

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1275 User ID: 6324211 77440
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I loved this recipe! I never thought of making fruit soup before! It had a very unique flavor with the pears. My siblings loved it and I made it again the next day. I love fruit, and this soup can easily be drank in a cup. It is a quick snack, I would definitely recommend. I accidentally used unsweetened raspberries, so if that is all you have, try adding a tablespoon or less of sugar to the mix. I did not try the sour cream star, would be pretty for company but not something I would think worthwhile for everyday use."

DRUST User ID: 1546420 78734
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2009

"This is really unusual and very tasty! I have made it a few times and my family and guests have loved it. The presentation is beautiful and very impressive looking."

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