Birnensuppe (Pear Soup)

         Yield: 2 Servings
Categories: Soups & Stews, German

2 tb Raisins 1 tb Dry sherry 2 sm Pears, cored, pared, and -sliced 1 1/2 c Water 1 Inch cinnamon stick 1 ds Crush aniseed 2 Teaspoons. granulated sugar 1/2 Teaspoons. lemon juice In small bowl combine raisins and sherry; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan combine pears, water, cinnamon stick, and aniseed; bring to a boil and cook until pears are very soft, about 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and let mixture cool. Transfer to blender container and process until smooth; pour into bowl or container and stir in raisin mixture, sugar, and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Makes 2 servings.