Snow Pears and Apples in Chicken Broth

by | Feb 12, 2012 | Soups for Children, Summer Soups | 16 comments

Soup Name: Snow Pears and Apples in Chicken Broth

Traditional Chinese Name: 蘋果雪梨雞湯 (píng guǒ xuě lí jī tāng)

Nature:  Slightly cooling (because of the snow pears, which are cooling ingredients).  Snow pears are often eaten in the prime of summer when it’s super hot and used to help replenish liquids and moisture in the body!

Taste: Sweet

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This naturally sweet soup is great in lowering “heatiness” in the body. It’s not overly cooling, but does help soothe sore throats, sun stroke (& dehydration), and cool down that fiery feeling in your body when you eat too many fried and spicy foods. It’s great for kids, is super easy to make and the ingredients are readily available.

What’s involved?

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 90 mins

Total time: 1 hour 45 mins

Serves: 6 bowls

Ingredients
Cooking Instructions
  1. Prepare chicken (see instructions on the chicken page) and quarter it
  2. Begin boiling your soup water
  3. Rinse and soak in warm water the dried dates and apricot kernals for 10 minutes
  4. Blanch the chicken in a separate pot of boiling water
  5. Wash the snow pears and apples, halve and core
  6. Add all the ingredients to boiling water
  7. Boil on high for thirty minutes and reduce to a medium boil for an hour
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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