Mor-Mor Wallberg's Fruktsoppa (Swedish Fruit Soup)
|Categories:||Desserts, Other Breakfast, Fruit Sides, Fruit Appetizers, Other Appetizers, Fruit Desserts, Puddings, Other Desserts, Fruit Salads, Other Soups, Fruit Sauces, Other Snacks, For Kids, Vegetarian, Healthy|
|3/4 c||dried apricots, pitted|
|3/4 c||dried prunes, pitted|
|1/2 c||golden raisins or white raisins|
|1 c||fruit juice (mixed fruit/white grape-peach/your preference)(i prefer to make strawberry or raspberry gelatin using half the water called for (unrefrigerated) into a juice and omit the sugar.)|
|2 stk||cinnamon - broken in half|
|1/2||lemon, halved and sliced thin|
|1/4 c||quick cooking tapioca|
|3/4 c||orange - peeled, diced or 1 small can mandarin oranges|
|1||apple - peeled, cored, and sliced or diced|
|optional: to spice this up, you can add a pinch of powdered nutmeg or cloves|
Pinched by edge, and 43 more.
- Grocery List
DirectionsIn a large saucepan, soak the apricots, prunes, and raisins in 6 cups of water for 30 minutes.Add juice (or gelatin mixture), cinnamon, lemon, tapioca and sugar (and optional nutmeg or cloves) and bring to a boil.Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.Uncover and add the apple slices and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or more, until the apples are tender.When the soup is "done", the fruit should be plumped and tender and the consistency of the "soup" should be similar to a cooked pie filling before it's cooled.
If this does not happen (I've had this happen at different altitudes, etc.), mix tapioca starch with a little cold water and add to the mixture, a little at a time, until the consistency is right.
Add a little water or juice if the mixture is too thick.Pour the mixture into a bowl and cool at room temperature. Remove the cinnamon sticks.Can be served warm, room temperature, cold, or frozen. The most common accompaniment is cream or ice cream.To each serving: 1 tsp Wine, rum, cognac or other liquors can be added, at serving time, to make this into an adult version or during cooking to add to the flavor.