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Cherry Soup

My grandmother had talked about her cherry soup recipe for years, so when I received some of our state's famous Door County cherries, I just had to try it. My family liked it so well that I froze several quarts so we could enjoy it all winter! —Sue Bronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • SOUP:
  • 4 cups fresh, frozen or canned red tart pitted cherries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 to 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  • In large saucepan, place the cherries, water, sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes or until cherries until tender. Adjust sugar, if necessary, depending on tartness of cherries.
  • For dumplings, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in milk. Drop by teaspoonfuls into boiling soup. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until dumplings are fluffy. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 196 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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