|Source: Louise Vetter (1992)|
|Prep time: 5 minutes||Cooking time: 2 1⁄3 hours||Total time: 2 5⁄12 hours|
Bring water to boil. Add sugar and salt. Stir, with wooden spoon, to dissolve sugar and salt. Stir until water boils again. Add fruit, fruit juices, vinegar and cinnamon sticks. Simmer until prunes are almost soft. Add tapioca or sago. Cook until white of tapioca disappears (about 1 hour). Serve chilled. Makes 8 to 12 servings.