Soup, Stew and Chili: Chilled Soup: Creamy California Apricot Fruit Soup

Refreshing, light chilled soup. Great also as a snack or dessert!

Author: Apricot Producers of California - www.apricotproducers.com
Date: December 18, 2012

Serves: 3 person(s)
Yield: 3 x 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 20 mins (for chilling in the freezer)

Ingredients:

    1 (15.25 oz) can California apricot halves, canned in own juice, drained with juice reserved
    1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    3 mint sprigs (optional)
    1/4 tsp ground ginger *
    2 Tbsp orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier) *

Directions:

    Thinly slice 1 apricot half. Reserve to use as a garnish.

    In food processor, purée remaining apricots with yogurt. Add enough reserved juice to make a thick soup, up to about 1/2 cup juice. Add spice and/or liqueur, and process just to blend.

    Pour into bowl, and place in freezer for 20 minutes, or refrigerate about 1 hour until chilled. Ladle into shallow soup bowls, and garnish with reserved sliced apricot and mint, if desired.

Variations:

    * Ground spices, such as nutmeg, mace or cinnamon may be substituted for ginger. Liqueur is optional, but rum, kirsch or brandy may be substituted.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:142 cals
Kilojoules:592 kJ
Fat:1.5 g
Carbohydrates:19.4 g
Protein:5.3 g
Cholesterol:5.0 mg
Sodium:62 mg
Saturated Fat:0.8 g
Fiber:2.3 g
Calcium:161.0 mg
Total Sugars:12.7 g

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