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Spiced Rhubarb Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling


4 servings

This very pretty soup is perfect for spring. My whole family loves the fresh flavor of rhubarb, so they all really enjoy this chilled soup.—Renee Parker, Chester, South Carolina


  • 8 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 3-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


  1. In a large saucepan, bring rhubarb, 3-1/4 cups water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Discard cinnamon sticks. Strain rhubarb mixture; discard pulp. Return liquid to the pan; bring to a boil.
  2. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; add lemon slice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon slice. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 267 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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