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Apple and Pear Gazpacho

This gazpacho was another recipe from the Holland America Cruise Line.  A treasure for the warm weather.

Serves 8


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, plus 1 extra for garnish
  • 2 Bartlett (or Williams) pears, peeled, cored, and diced, plus 1 extra for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche
  • 6 lemon balm leaves, shredded, plus extra sprigs for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add sliced apples, diced pears, citrus juices, and vanilla bean. 
  3. Cook a little, allowing apples and pears to meld with butter, then add apple juice and cinnamon. 
  4. When fruits are tender, remove from heat, cool slightly, and remove vanilla bean. 
  5. Transfer to a container and stir in crème fraiche and lemon balm. 
  6. Cover and refrigerate until cold. 
  7. To serve, spoon into shallow bowls, garnish with sliced of remaining apple and pear.

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