Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 7 mins

This recipe comes from the 2004 cookbook, The Joy of Cranberries: The Tangy Red Treat, that I received from my first cookbook swap partner in Zaar! Preparation time does not include the more than 4 hours needed to cool & chill the soup before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a r4-quart sucepan, mix water, sugar, cinnamon sticks & cloves.
  2. Bring to boil over high heat, then add cranberries & return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat & cook until cranberries pop, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat & stir in lemon juice & orange zest.
  5. Cool to room temperature, then chill about 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  6. When ready to serve, top each bowl of soup with a dollop of sour cream.
  7. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Most Helpful

I have leftover frozen cranberries from the holidays although it states to use fresh the frozen seemed to work fine, this tastes like cranberry sauce only in the form of a soup, loved it thanks for sharing Syd!

Kittencal@recipezazz January 10, 2009

What a wonderful blend of flavours! And a fantastic recipe for really hot weather - both to make and to enjoy. Minimal effort and so, so delicious. I was unable to get hold of fresh cranberries so used frozen cranberries and I used my favourite creamy Greek yoghurt on top. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Sydney! Made for PRMR.

bluemoon downunder January 04, 2009