Source: Stop and Smell the Rosemary

Norwegian Fruit Soup
This is a delicious dessert.
Serves: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 - 20 minutes


1/3 to 3/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
8 cups water
1 can whole pitted prunes, drained, or 12 ounces dried prunes, halved
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 cup whole dried apricots
2 sticks cinnamon, broken
1/2 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1 lemon
1 can (16 ounces) pitted cherries plus juice
1 can (16 ounces) peach halves plus juice
1 cup sugar
2 cups grape juice
2 cups red wine

Place tapioca and water in a large saucepan. Add prunes, rasins, apricots, cinnamon sticks, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until tapioca is clear, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice, cherries, peaches, sugar, grape juice, and wine. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Serve hot or cold.

Use less tapioca for a thinner soup and more for a thicker soup.