Spiced Swedish Fruit Soup
|Mixed dried fruits||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Peaches, Pears, Apricots)|
|Dried apples||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Pitted prunes||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Canned pitted tart red cherries||39 Ounce (1 No. 303 Can)|
|Raisins/Currants||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cinnamon piece||3 Inch|
|Lemon peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Whipped cream/Commercial sour cream||3 Tablespoon|
1) In a large saucepan, combine together all the ingredients, except for the whipped cream or sour cream.
2) Bring the contents to a boil, reduce the heat and gently simmer, covered, for about 1 hour or till the fruit is soft.
3) Take out the cinnamon and rub the cooked fruit with liquid through a fine sieve or puree the mixture in a blender.
4) Chill the soup.
5) Serve the Swedish Fruit Soup chilled, topped with sour cream or whipped cream. Makes a good appetizer as well as an apt snack.