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Fruit Soup (Fruktsoppa)
From: Kaarin

My grandma always served this traditional Swedish dessert to guests. Any dried fruit can be used. I use apples, cranberries, prunes, dates, raisins, apricots, whatever I have. From the "Swedish Food" cookbook, which suggests serving this with Swedish rusks.


  • 12 ounces dried fruit (cut up if large)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 grated lemon, rind of
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of

Mix all ingredients except lemon juice and cook slowly, covered, until the fruit is tender, about 30-40 minutes.


Add lemon juice.