A recipe from my German grandmother — very refreshing on a hot day! Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon!

Fruit Soup (Fruchtsuppe)

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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces prunes
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 pounds tart apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins

Directions

Place prunes and water in a large saucepan and let rest in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.

Cook prunes in same saucepan with soaking water over medium heat, covered, 1 hour, until soft. Let cool.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook apples until soft, about 20 minutes.

Reserve prune water and remove pits from prunes. Puree pitted prunes with cooking water in a food processor or blender until smooth. Combine prune puree and cooked apple in a large saucepan with the cinnamon stick. Combine the potato flour with the half-and-half and stir into fruit mixture. Bring to a boil, then stir in sugar. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir in grape juice and raisins, and partially cover. Let simmer until thoroughly heated, then remove from heat.

Chill 2 hours in refrigerator before serving.