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Bavarian Wurst Haus Black Forest Cherry Soup


  • 1 pound pitted sour cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup good-quality red wine
  • Whipped cream to garnish each serving


  1. Combine cherries, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, water and sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil 20 minutes.
  2. Strain cherries from hot liquid. Chop cherries finely with food processor or blender.
  3. Add cornstarch and wine to hot liquid. Return chopped cherries to hot liquid and boil 5 minutes.
  4. Chill well before serving.
  5. When ready to serve, top each bowl with a little whipping cream.

Yield: about 6 servings

Source: Norbert Holland, executive chef and owner - Bavarian Wurst Haus, Milwaukee, Wisconsin