|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||46%|
|Total Carbohydrate 95g||35%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This refreshing Hungarian cold peach soup can be a sweet meal starter, but it is often served as dessert. Except for the sugar syrup, this is a no-cook soup. The wine and brandy give it a nice kick. To save time, use canned peaches.
- 2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 2 cups water
- 8 large very ripe peaches (peeled, halved and pitted or canned peaches), reserving a few slices for garnish
- 2 tablespoons plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 5 cups semisweet white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup apricot or peach brandy
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream (whipped)
- Optional: sprig of mint
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, cook brown sugar and 2 cups water for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Dice 3 of the peaches, place in a large bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Refrigerate.
Puree the remaining 5 peaches until smooth and place in a large bowl. Add lemon zest, remaining 3 tablespoons lemon juice, cooled sugar syrup, wine, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and brandy; mixing well.
Add reserved diced peaches, combining thoroughly, and fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve in a chilled bowl garnished with a dollop of whipped cream, a few diced peaches, and a sprig of mint (if desired).
- For canned peaches, use 3 (16-ounce) cans drained peach halves, reserving 2 cups of the heavy syrup. Cook the syrup with 3/4 cup light brown sugar and cool. Continue as for the fresh peach recipe.