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Holiday Fruit Soup Recipe

Holiday Fruit Soup Recipe

I remember eating this soup every Christmas while growing up. I considered it a real treat. My mother, who was born in Sweden, made this soup during holidays, and now I carry on the family tradition. I look forward to all of our Swedish Christmas traditions-especially eating this soup. —Enice Jacobson, Wildrose, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 pound mixed dried fruit (about 4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 5 apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the fruit, tapioca and 4 cups water. Cover and let stand overnight.
  • 2. Stir in the apples, sugar and remaining water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tapioca is transparent. Add additional water if necessary. Serve warm or cold with a dash of cinnamon. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 260 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein .

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maryft 33615
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"In addition to the fruit used here, we also use dried apricots, dates, figs, raisins, and use cinnamon sticks."

maryft 10323
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"My husband also comes from a Sweedish family. My mother-in-law made a soup almost identical to this at Christmas. She never knew the exact ingredients but told me what she did. I too now make this and it is awesome. It smells wonderful and is always nice on a blistery Christmas Eve."

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