Dried apricots and prunes are the heart of this sweet, tapioca-thickened chilled soup spiced with cinnamon and flecked with raisins and currants.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
- 3/4 cup chopped prunes
- 6 cups cold water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 slices lemon
- 3 tablespoons instant tapioca
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1 tablespoon dried currants
- 1 tart apple - peeled, cored and chopped
In a large pot combine apricots, prunes and water and let rest 30 minutes.
Stir in the cinnamon stick, lemon slices, tapioca and sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in raisins, currants and apple and simmer 5 minutes more, until apples are tender. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Remove cinnamon stick and refrigerate until cold.