Chilled blueberry soup with poire william pear liqueur

CHILLED BLUEBERRY SOUP WITH POIRE WILLIAM PEAR LIQUEUR
By epicure
Published on Friday, 26 Apr 2013
Cuisine
European
Type of Meal
Desserts
Vegetarian-friendly
Yes
Level of Difficulty
Intermediate
Speed
Long

CHILLED BLUEBERRY SOUP WITH POIRE WILLIAM PEAR LIQUEUR

Serves 4

Prep time 4 minutes + 4 hours chill time

 

Cook time 25 minutes

65g rock sugar
45g brown sugar
12 mint leaves, crushed
1 cup Poire William pear liqueur (available at Jasons Market Place)
550g blueberries
1 Packham pear, core removed, peeled and diced. (available at Cold Storage)
10 Maraschino cherries
pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
2 cups water

garnish

3g mint leaves
1 tbsp blueberry jam
1 scoop ice cream

  • Heat up a non-stick pot with rock sugar and brown sugar, and lightly caramelise them till light golden brown.
  • Add mint leaves and deglaze with Poire William pear liqueur, or substitute with pear cider.
  • Let mixture simmer, then add blueberries, pear, cherries, nutmeg powder and water.
  • Cook for 20 minutes on low heat and season to taste.
  • When it is cooled, use a hand blender and purée to a soup-like texture.
  • Chill for approximately 4 hours then garnish and serve with a scoop of ice cream.

Excerpt from the November issue of epicure.