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  • 1 quart strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 slices white bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place half of the mixture at a time in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in cream and orange juice, if desired. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

In a skillet over medium heat, saute bread cubes in butter until golden brown. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon; toss to coat. Cool. Stir soup before serving; garnish with croutons.