Dried fruit soup, or “Sweet Soup” is a Scandinavian favourite, as classic as Dala horses or Ingmar Bergman. Here’s a basic recipe – really feel free to experiment with the sorts of fruit according to your taste and the ingredients you have on hand.
Cook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutesIngredients:five cups water1/2 cup dried apples, finely chopped1/two cup raisins or old fashioned sweets currents1/two cup dried apricots, finely chopped1/two cup pitted prunes, finely chopped1 heaping Tbsp. pearl tapioca1 cinnamon stick1 star anise (optional)1 cup fruit juice (apple or cranberry or lingonberry, if you can get it)Preparation:Bring water to a steady boil. Stir in dried fruit, pearl tapioca, cinnamon stick, and star anise, minimize heat to medium, and maintain at a old fashioned sweets low simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in fruit juice and heat for a final five minutes. Remove cinnamon and star anise.
Sweet soup can be served either warm or cold, as a dessert or snack or breakfast selection.
Fast Tip: Use homemade cookie “floaters” for a sweet finishing touch to this lovely soup.
Yield: 8 servings of Scandinavian Sweet Soup.
old fashioned sweets