FIRST In a medium saucepan, combine peaches, wine, cinnamon, and cardamom over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until peaches are soft.
NEXT Remove peaches from heat and let cool slightly. Puree in food processor or blender until smooth. Add honey, lemon juice, yogurt, and vanilla and pulse until smooth. Thicken with additional yogurt if desired.
LAST Refrigerate until chilled. Ladle into bowls, garnish with fresh mint, and serve.
Chilled Peach Soup
A Gena Knox Original
In the south we have ways of incorporating peaches into every course. This soup can be a starter, side dish, or even dessert and the taste is absolute heaven.
COOK TIME 10 minutes
4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 5 medium peaches)
1 cup white wine (such as pinot grigio)
1 cinnamon stick (3-inch)
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
2 tablespoons honey
juice ½ lemon
6 ounces plain yogurt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
fresh mint for garnish
Peaches are a very dynamic fruit, able to be made into the sweetest of dishes as well as complement the most savory steaks.
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