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Chilled Spiced Strawberry Soup

Guests at my garden theme party loved the flavor of this beautiful fruit soup, calling it elegant, surprising and a real treat! Strawberry yogurt, pureed berries and a spicy syrup are blended to produce a fancy first course. —Sara Laker, Loda, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups strawberry yogurt
  • 2 drops red food coloring, optional
  • Additional strawberry halves, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice, 3/4 cup water, sugar, cinnamon and cloves; bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • Place strawberries and remaining water in a blender; cover and process until smooth.
  • Pour into a large bowl. Add apple juice mixture, yogurt and food coloring if desired. Chill. Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 195 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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