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Blackberry Merlot Chilled Soup Recipe

A wonderful chilled soup. Here is a delightful first start of the summer's delicious soup recipes. Berries in abundance this time of the year makes this kind of soup so special and a usual must be on "the list" to make for me. I always look forward to berry season.

Creamy, cool and refreshing. With a dollop of sweet whipped cream on top or sour cream a perfect topping. Such a pretty starter for an meal, when eating in hot weather.
3 cups blackberries
1 cup Merlot wine
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water

Place blackberries, water, wine, lemon juice, and sugar in large pot.
Bring to a boil, then turn down the burner to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn the burner off and allow mixture to cool.
Once the mixture is cooled, place it in a food processor and mix well.
Strain processed liquid through a strainer, mashing the pulp through the strainer with the back of a large metal spoon.
Return the strained liquid to the pot and add 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoons of cold water.
Cook until thickens a little to your liking
Return the mixture to the food processor and add whipping cream and orange zest.
Chill overnight.
Serve cold with a dollop of whipped or sour cream and mint sprig.

34 comments:

  1. I have never made dessert with wine before. This looks like a nice summer dessert.

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  2. Claudia, this is gorgeous! I am totally trying this if I can find more free black raspberries this week. :) Fab!!!

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  3. The merlot must give this a lovely flavor. Gotta try it!

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  4. Nice! I love the idea of a blackberry chilled soup. I really need to jump onto the chilled soup bandwagon-it's getting hot!

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  5. I agree that it is a complete cruise ship soup - I did have something similar. Yours looks fantastic!

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  6. I love how cool and refreshing this looks. I can imagine this would be so perfect for the hot summer days and nights we've been having!

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  7. looks fantastic!a real delight,the pics are perfect!

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  8. Oh wow, I am SO hot right now, looking at this soup cools me off. How neat to add wine to it (you know I love that touch, my dear!)

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  9. Almost too pretty to eat. Never tried berry soup before.

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  10. this is such a classic, a great starter, one similar to one grandmother served long ago made with wine - just delightful

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  11. What a treat this is with wine in it! I love it!

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  12. This is perfect for the weather of the season. On a hot evening, I can imagine, sitting down to this soup and being happy and cooler.

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  13. This entices - so pretty - made with such divine ingredients and I love everything in it. I could get a crowd at a dinner table with this soup as a starter!

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  14. How beautiful! The colour is soothing me and just right for this season :)

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  15. What a great use of blackberries! It so pretty!

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  16. Yum! This is so pretty and looks delicious. There aren't enough chilled soups out there, I'm pretty sure!

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  17. I have a load of blackberries from my little bush that decided to bless me with loads of fruit and now I have the perfect recipe for them. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this.

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  18. This looks gorgeous! Didn't know the merlot could be used to make a dessert like this..simply gorgeous.

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  19. Looks so refreshing, just what's needed during these hot months

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  20. This is a must try. What a beautiful summer soup. So elegant!

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  21. Wonderful soup. Fantastic photos as well.

    Cheers!

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  22. Chilled soup is perfect for the summer. I always used to get strawberry soup in Disney World. Black berries and Merlot have a more sophisticated feel to it. It looks wonderful!

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  23. That looks so good! :) adding it to my favorites! visiting you from Foodbuzz!

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  24. Love the color and nice to have something different for dessert.

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  25. that looks and sounds amazing Claudia. I will absolutely be making this!

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  26. I adore fruit soups, I just made one with peaches! lovely lovely soup, looks refreshing, and the color is simply gorgeous! that is my kind of treat!

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  27. This is not only out of the box Claudia, it's stunningly beautiful and so refreshing! I LOVE it!

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  28. What a gorgeous and delicious soup, yummy!! :)

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  29. Oh, this would be a stunning starter for a dinner party! YUM!

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  30. colourful looking soup lovely presentation

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  31. What a pretty color! Blackberries and wine are a great combination

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  32. This is lovely. Such a great colour and I love the idea of using a red wine in dessert. So seasonal too with the blackberries just ripening. Yum!

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