Swedish Fruit Soup

Fruit Soup My husband’s parents are Swedish and Norwegian, so I married into some strong Scandinavian traditions.

This traditions are especially evident at Christmas!

Thankfully we enjoy Swedish meatballs instead of Lutefisk on Christmas Eve!

One tradition that always appears on our Christmas Eve smorgasbord is Swedish Fruit Soup. Made with dried fruit, you can almost taste the history behind the dish!

My mother-in-law adjusted the recipe slightly to use the crock pot which makes it much easier to prepare!

Swedish Fruit Soup

Combine in crock pot:

2 quarts water
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cup prunes
1 cup dried apples
1 stick cinnamon

Cook on low for 2 hours. Add 1/2 cup quick tapioca and cook one hour more, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the crock pot and store in the refrigerator.  Serve cold on Christmas Eve and again Christmas morning.

We have added other dried fruits, including dried peaches and apricots and have loved them all!

God Jule!

One thought on “Swedish Fruit Soup

  1. This is tasty. Several years ago a group of us would get together and have a meal of food from a different country/ethnic group. We did a Swedish dinner and fruit soup was served. This looks like an easy way to make it.


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