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Holiday Fruit Soup

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
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the fruit, tapioca and 4 cups water. Cover and let stand overnight.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 260 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • maryft
    Jul 12, 2010

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

  • maryft
    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.