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Scandinavian Fruit Soup


(“Frugtsuppe” in Danish or “Fruktsoppa” in Swedish)


  • 1 C prunes
  • 1 C dried apricots
  • ¾ C dried apples, peaches, pears, cherries, blueberries, and/or cranberries , or any dried fruit combination (optional)
  • 6-8 C water (or combination of water and grape juice)
  • ½ C dark raisins or currants
  • 3 T tapioca
  • ½ C raw cane sugar ( or less, to taste)
  • 1 orange or lemon , sliced thin
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • whipped cream and almonds , for serving


  1. Put the dried fruit (except raisins) and cold water into a stainless steel or enamel saucepan and let soak for 30 minutes. Cook tapioca separately in water for 10 minutes or until transparent.
  2. Add sugar, cinnamon stick and orange slices to the fruit mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until fruit is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add tapioca mixture at this time. You might need to add more water if it’s too thick. My aunt Jan uses Grape Juice in place of the water, in which case you could get by with less sugar. Cool and remove cinnamon stick and oranges. Serve warm with half-n-half or chilled with whipped cream and almonds.

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