Cranberry Soup – Finnish Style

What a better way to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with a new dish. How about trying a Finnish cranberry soup. While studying in northern Finland I learned that lingonberries are what you can find to make this wonderful soup. If in America, you may prefer to use the cranberries that are grown by locally.


6 cups cranberry juice or drink

2/3 cup raw sugar or honey

3 tablespoons corn starch

1/3 cup cold water


First, combine your cranberry juice and sugar, or honey, in a pot. Heat your liquid mixture until nearly boiling, then remove it from the stove. Next , disolve your corn starch in cold water, and add into the cranberry liquid mixture. Continue stirring until you get a nice thick soup. Once you have reached the point where you have a transparent, thick soup, remove from the heat. Pour your soup into bowls. It is best served chilled and served as a dessert or a cold appetizer soup. To make it more festive, sprinkle with sugar, or add whipping cream. If tempted, mix a bit of chilled cranberry soup into your whipped cream so it is a pale pink topping to your dessert!

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