The Grand Hotel's Chilled Green Apple Soup

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Recipe for The Grand Hotel's Chilled Green Apple Soup. This unique fruit soup recipe originally comes from the Grand Hotel on beautiful Mackinac Island, Michigan.


  • 10 Granny Smith apples, peeled an cored
  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Riesling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple Schnapps
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a large saucepan or soup pot, combine the apples, juice, wine, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Simmer until the apples are very soft. Remove from the heat; let infuse for about 1 hour.
  2. Discard cinnamon stick and cloves. Pour the apple mixture into a blender. or food processor.  Add honey and Schnapps; blend until smooth. Strain soup into a bowl. Lightly whip cream; fold into soup. Adjust seasonings if needed and serve.