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Swedish Fruit Soup

 Swedish Fruit Soup
Our children expect me to make this sweet soup for the holidays. It's a delicious dessert served with pound cake and whipped cream...or offer it as a fruit compote for brunch.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cranberry-apple juice
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice or grenadine syrup, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; let stand
  • for 10 minutes. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook
  • and stir for 15 minutes or until thickened and clear. Remove from
  • the heat; discard lemon slices and cloves. Stir in remaining
  • ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 160 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.