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Cream Of Peach Soup

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ripe peaches (about 6 large)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • Garnishes: chopped and sliced peach, fresh mint sprigs, chopped mint leaves

How to Make It

  1. Dip peaches, 1 at a time, into boiling water to cover 1 minute. Plunge peaches immediately into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and slip skins off. Cut peaches into quarters.

  2. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat, and add peach quarters; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Cool.

  3. Process peach mixture in batches in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

  4. Stir together peach mixture, whipping cream, wine, and lemon rind; chill. Garnish, if desired. Chill 2 hours.

  5. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 5 min.