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Chilled blueberry soup with poire william pear liqueur

epicure 26 April 2013
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CHILLED BLUEBERRY SOUP WITH POIRE WILLIAM PEAR LIQUEUR

CHILLED BLUEBERRY SOUP WITH POIRE WILLIAM PEAR LIQUEUR

Serves 4

Prep time 4 minutes + 4 hours chill time

 

Cook time 25 minutes

65g rock sugar
45g brown sugar
12 mint leaves, crushed
1 cup Poire William pear liqueur (available at Jasons Market Place)
550g blueberries
1 Packham pear, core removed, peeled and diced. (available at Cold Storage)
10 Maraschino cherries
pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
2 cups water

garnish

3g mint leaves
1 tbsp blueberry jam
1 scoop ice cream

  • Heat up a non-stick pot with rock sugar and brown sugar, and lightly caramelise them till light golden brown.
  • Add mint leaves and deglaze with Poire William pear liqueur, or substitute with pear cider.
  • Let mixture simmer, then add blueberries, pear, cherries, nutmeg powder and water.
  • Cook for 20 minutes on low heat and season to taste.
  • When it is cooled, use a hand blender and purée to a soup-like texture.
  • Chill for approximately 4 hours then garnish and serve with a scoop of ice cream.

Excerpt from the November issue of epicure.

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