Source: Germanfoods.org "If you're looking for a soup that perfectly captures the spirit of Valentine's Day, this is it. Cherries have long been reputed to be an aphrodisiac, and the seductive flavor and texture and vibrant color of this soup make it the ideal prelude to any romantic meal. You may use high-quality German cherries in a jar, such as ARO Schattenmorellen, or sour cherries, in this recipe. Instead of sugar, you may wish to use some German cherry syrup to taste."
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- 1Remove the stems and pits from the cherries but do not discard.
- 2Place one-half of the pits in a clean kitchen towel or freezer bag and crush them with a mallet.
- 3Keep the other half of the pits intact.
- 4In a large saucepan, combine the crushed pits, whole pits, stems, wine, cinnamon, water, sugar, lemon peel, and lemon juice.
- 5Bring to a boil over medium heat, and then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- 6Remove from heat and strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve.
- 7Return the liquid to the pan.
- 8Stir in 1 cup of the crème fraiche and all but one-quarter of the cherries.
- 9Allow to simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
- 10In a food processor or blender, purée the cherry mixture until smooth.
- 11Refrigerate until cool, and then whisk in the Asbach Uralt.
- 12Chill until ready to serve.
- 13Drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup crème fraiche atop the soup and garnish with the remaining cherries.
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Nutritional Facts for Chilled German Black Cherry Soup
Serving Size: 1 (359 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 888.4
- Calories from Fat 501
- Total Fat 55.7 g
- Saturated Fat 34.3 g
- Cholesterol 203.7 mg
- Sodium 62.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 75.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
- Sugars 57.7 g
- Protein 6.8 g