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  • 4 cups frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1 cup pear juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lime or lemon wedge
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free vanilla yogurt


In a heavy saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 20 minutes or until berries are softened. Remove and discard lime wedge. Strain berry mixture, reserving juice. Press blackberry mixture through a fine meshed sieve; discard seeds. Add pulp to juice. Cover and chill.

Set aside 2 tablespoons yogurt for garnish. Combine blackberry mixture and remaining yogurt in a food processor or blender; cover and process until smooth. Ladle into soup bowls. Dollop with reserved yogurt.