Scandinavian Fruit Soup

posted by Becky 01-12-100 2:42 PM

Scandinavian Fruit Soup
Original recipe from 1944 Chicago Tribune

1 1/2 to 2 cups combined dried fruits (prunes, peaches, apricots, pears)
1/2 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup raisins
3 to 4 inches of stick cinnamon
1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
2 qt. water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp cornstarch** dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water or 2 to 3 tbsp. quick cooking tapioca

In a large saucepan, combine the dried fruits, apples, raisins, cinnamon, lemon rind, and water. Bring to a boil. Simmer covered for about 35 minutes. Add sugar, salt and tapioca.** If starch is used, add during last 5 minutes of cooking. Bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 15** minutes more. If using starch, simmer for 10 minutes, then add starch and simmer 5 more minutes.

Remove stick cinnamon. Serve warm or chilled.

Options: Currant jelly may be used - add 1/2 cup currant jelly and reduce sugar to 1/4 cup

1 slice of lemon to 2 tbsp. grated rind in place of the 1 tbsp. grated lemon rind.

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