Cherry Soup Recipe
Cherry Soup
Flavors of Alsace
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: Under 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

This soup is a traditional part of the Christmas Eve meal in Alsace. Though it is customarily served slightly sweet to begin the meal, you could be somewhat less orthodox and sweeten it more to serve it as a light dessert.

For 4 servings

- 450 g (1 lb.) pitted (cherries)
- 50 g (2 oz.) butter
- 1 tbsp. flour
- Sugar to taste
- A small glass of Kirsch
- 1 liter (4 cups) water
- Baguette slices, browned in butter
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan; off the heat, add in the flour and warm water while whisking well;
  2. return the pan to the hat; add the cherries and the kirsch; sweeten to taste; let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes;
  3. meanwhile, fry the bread in butter; place in the bottom of a tureen; pour the soup over and serve hot.
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