Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Norwegian Dried Fruit Soup

Norwegian Dried Fruit Soup
Norwegian Recipes INGREDIENTS
  • 2-1/2 c mixed dried fruit, such as apples, apricots, peaches and prunes cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 c raisins or dried cherries
  • 1/2 one lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 1 cinnamon stick (about 3 inches long)
  • 3-1/2 c water
  • 2 c orange juice
  • 1-1/2 c fresh pineapple chunks or 1 1/2 c pineapple chunks packed in their own juice, drained
  • 2/3 to 3/4 c honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/3 c rum or brandy
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch blended with 2 Tbs cold water
  • vanilla yogurt or sour cream
Norwegian Recipes INSTRUCTIONS
In a 3 quart pan, combine dried fruit, raisins, lemon slices, cinnamon stick, water and orange juice; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Then remove from heat and stir in pineapple, honey, salt (if desired), and rum. Let stand for 10 minutes to blend flavors and let fruit soften. Return pan to heat; then blend cornstarch mixture into soup. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until liquid is bubbly, clear, and thickened. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon slices. Serve soup hot; or cover and refrigerate to serve cold. Top with spoonfuls of yogurt....enjoy it !

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