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Cold Cherry Soup

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Use fresh or frozen cherries in this Cold Cherry Soup
Michigan: Cherry Soup

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Michigan is by far the largest cherry producer in the U.S., and while you may be more familiar with cherry pie, this cold cherry soup with Hungarian roots, gives a nod to the large Hungarian population in this state.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 Pound fresh Bing cherries, stemmed and pitted
  • 1/4 Cup red wine
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 8 Ounces Greek yogurt or sour cream

Directions

In a large pot, combine the cherries, red wine, sugar, salt, lemon zest, and cinnamon. Bring the contents to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the cherries are soft, about five minutes.

In a bowl, whisk the sour cream or yogurt with a ladle full of the hot cherry liquid to temper. Whisk vigorously to combine, and prevent the yogurt/sour cream from curdling. Stir in the remaining cherries mixture, and chill the soup until you are ready to serve.