Holiday Fruit Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour


10 servings

Updated: Nov. 10, 2022
My mother, who was born in Sweden, made this fruit soup for holidays, and now I do the same for my family. I look forward to all of our Swedish Christmas traditions, but making and enjoying this soup is my favorite. –Enice Jacobson, Wildrose, North Dakota
Holiday Fruit Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

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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