Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
Just another of my numerous fruit soup recipes that I've had around for a long, long time! Although the original recipe called for pitted prunes [they usually get bad press!], the more correct & modern term is pitted plums!
- 1 1⁄4 cups dried plums, pitted, quartered
- 3⁄4 cup dried apricot, quartered
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 inches cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- In a large saucepan, combine plums, apricots, raisins, water, orange juice, sugar, tapioca & salt.
- Break cinnamon stick into 3 pieces & put them & the cloves in a cheesecloth bag, then add it to the fruit mixture.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat.
- Cover & simmer 30-40 minutes, or until fruit is tender.
- Remove spices & serve either hot or cold.
This is so delicious! It goes together very quickly and easily, and the result is so good! I've never had fruit soup, so it was a new experience to me. I used only half the sugar listed because it seemed like all that fruit and juice would make it plenty sweet alone, and it was, for my palate. When it was hot, it reminded me of a spiced rice pudding or a spiced cider--a very delicous, autumn flavor. Cold, it was like pie filling! Yum yum, I might make a pie out of this sometime. Thanks, Syd!
Even picky DH loves this soup! Great flavors. BTW, I'm Finnish-American and grew up on fruit soup; this one would have made Mother proud! Thanks, Sydney Mike! Made for Vegetarian Recipe Swap #5.
What a delicious combination of flavors. I don't think I've ever had a fruit soup and this was a good one to get started on. I halved the recipe but other than that made as directed. I served this hot, but I can see where it would be good cold too. Thanks Syd for a great recipe.