Healthy Recipes

Plum and Raspberry Dessert Soup
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Servings: 4
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Fresh plums 1½ pounds
Fresh or frozen raspberries 1 cup
Cinnamon sticks 3 (3 inch)
Red dinner wine 1½ cup
Corn starch 1 tablespoon
Sugar 2 tablespoons


Directions
  1. Combine plums, berries, cinnamon, and red wine in saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Whisk cornstarch with ½ cup water. Add to soup and cook, stirring until thickened.
  4. Add sugar to taste.
  5. Cool. Discard cinnamon then puree in electric blender.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.
  7. To serve, portion soup into shallow bowls. Add small scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt to the center of each bowl and garnish with mint, if desired. (Note: Frozen yogurt is not included in the Nutritional analysis per serving.)

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 1; Vegetables: 0; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 1; Carbs: 0; Other: 0

Source
Plum-Raspberry Dessert Soup


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¼ recipe
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 2 g
Proteins 0 g
Vitamin A 10% DV
Vitamin C 35% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 4% DV
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