This soup is also wonderful if you use fresh blackberries. You do not have to wait for summer. I have served this in the middle of winter and it is such a wonderful change of pace for your guests. (Has a little bit of a surprise factor). Scale of 1-10 as far as delicious and fabulous goâ€¦.about a 17. Enjoy! It is WONDERFUL.
Reality: Cold Apple Soup
- 3 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
- 4 oz. ready made apple sauce
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup sugar syrup (recipe follows)
- 1/2 cup Piesporter Wine
- 1 tbsp. fresh chopped ginger
- 3/4 cup premium vanilla ice cream
- 2 tbsp. Calvados (apple brandy)
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/3 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 granny smith apple, finely diced (garnish)
Cook apples in sugar syrup, allowing to cool down completely. Melt butter in a saucepan and sautÃ© ginger, then adding the apple sauce, wine, Calvados and cream and allow this to cool down.
Puree the mixture with the ice cream in a food processor until very smooth and pass it through a fine sieve. Stir in the cinnamon, mixing well. Refrigerate until very cold. Stir in the yogurt and garnish with a bit of the finely diced apples.
Take one-half cup water and one-half cup sugar. Boil until sugar is melted and becomes a little thick.
Note: The yogurt taste should compliment the soup not overpower it.
Oh yeah, be sure to test the wine before using it…oh yeah, and again when testing it. Okay, okay….now open a new bottle and share with your guests as they delight in the flavours of the soup. Hav fun!