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Spiced Rhubarb Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

4 servings

This very pretty soup is perfect for spring. My whole family loves the fresh flavor of rhubarb, so they all really enjoy this chilled soup.—Renee Parker, Chester, South Carolina

Ingredients

  • 8 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 3-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring rhubarb, 3-1/4 cups water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Discard cinnamon sticks. Strain rhubarb mixture; discard pulp. Return liquid to the pan; bring to a boil.
  2. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; add lemon slice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon slice. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 267 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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