Thursday, January 8, 2009

Scandinavian Fruit Soup

I know the cousins have this recipe, but I wanted to share it for anyone else who might read this bloggie. This is a Nelson family favorite. It's a sunshine dish that we enjoy especially during the holidays. Though I've decided to make it a few times a year because I love it so much.

Scandinavian Fruit Soup (Shari Price)

1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (optional: the fruit sweetens it)
3 Tbsp. minute tapioca
1 six ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 1/2 cups water

Cook 1 cup water, sugar, tapioca until tapioca turns clear. Put into a large bowl. Add orange juice and 2 1/2 cups water. Chill. Will thicken slightly. Stir well with wire whip.

Add 1 pkg strawberries, raspberries, 2 oranges sectioned, 2 sliced bananas, 4 or 5 canned peach halves, cut up, or other fruits you like. chill thoroughly. I often double this recipe for a large group. It is also delicious served hot before dinner also. This they do in Europe.

What Heather likes: this time I used frozen raspberries, cutie clementines sliced, fresh frozen peaches (canned would have a better texture but the flavor was good on the ones i had frozen), bananas (will go bad after a day). If you don't like tapioca, you may not be in love with this as I am. :)

What else do you like in this dish?

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