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Author Notes: When it comes to quality ingredients, Scandinavians let them shine, as evidenced by the variety of fruit soups served in the Northern countries. In this recipe, the apples and pears of autumn are simmered into a cozy soup along with some dried fruits for a dessert that's quintessentially Scandinavian. Look for dried fruit with no sugar added and you'll have a sweet treat with no guilt. Recipe creator Daytona Strong, who blogs about Scandinavian food at www.outside-oslo.com, developed this recipe for a 2012 article in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine? One of the best parts? It's baby-friendly too! Just process the baby's portion in a food processor so it's smooth. —Daytona Strong
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths
- 2 pears, peel, cored, and quartered
- 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted
- 1/3 cup prunes
- 1/3 cup dried apricots
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 tablespoon dried currants
- 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
- 4 cups water
- Combine all ingredients in a pot; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick.
- Let cool slightly and then scoop out the apples and pears, puree them in a food processor, and return to soup.
- Serve warm for dessert.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Autumn Soup