This cool fruit soup, featuring canned apricots, is an ideal appetizer or dessert alternative for a spring day.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 (16 ounce) cans pears, drained with juices or syrup reserved
- 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons Poire William
- mint sprigs to garnish
Take out and thinly slice 1 pear half. Reserve to use as garnish.
In food processor, puree pears with yogurt and lemon juice. Add enough reserved juice or syrup to make a thick soup, up to about 1/2 cup. 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 pear and mint, if desired.
Other canned fruit varieties, such as peaches, apricots, mixed fruit or sweet cherries may be substituted for pears. Ground spices, such as nutmeg, mace or cinnamon may be substituted for ginger. Liqueur is optional, but rum, kirsch or brandy may be substituted for Poire William.