Danish Holiday Fruit Soup

Source: Louise Vetter (1992)
Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 2 1⁄3 hoursTotal time: 2 5⁄12 hours


2 q
boiling water
1 c
1⁄2 t
1 c
dried prunes
1⁄2 c
seedless raisins
1 c
fruit juices (1/3 c orange juice, 1/3 c lemon juice, 1/3 c grape or cherry juice)
1 T
vinegar (or 2 T sweet pickle juice)
cinnamon sticks
1⁄2 c
Minute Tapioca or sago


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.