Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

From an Old Betty Crocker Cookbook. This recipe uses dried fruit(whatever you like). And is pretty failproof. I'm going to attempt making it on my next backpacking trip! Can be served hot or cold! For me it makes a hot Winter comfort food. Right up there with hot chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups assorted dried fruits (i like apples, cherries, peaches and apricots)
  • 3 cups water (try using half grape juice)
  • 12 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Mix everything in saucepan and cook covered 30-40 minutes . Can be served hot or cold.
  2. You can cut the fruit into smaller pieces but i usually leave everything as it is. Try adding a bit of ginger some time too.


Most Helpful

This is sooooooooooooooooo good! The appearance was kind of yucky, so I pureed it with my immersion blender. Used fruits I had on hand (dates, raisins, goji berries, and prunes) as well as 1 cup of tapioca "squiggles' which had soaked overnight. and I used brown sugar. I also added 3 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate. Since I had no lemon, used 3 tbsp lemon juice. I'll definitely be trying it over plain yogurt, or hot over vanilla ice cream. It's not something you eat a lot of at once, so since it makes quite a bit, I canned part of it. Thank you for sharing this Nikoma!

Geniale Genie July 10, 2010

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