Søtsuppe – Scandinavian Sweet Soup

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
98 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 1g
Calcium 48mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cookie floaters lend an extra sparkle to Scandinavian/Norwegian fruit soups and compotes.  

Dried fruit soup, known as “Sotsuppe” or "Sweet Soup" is a Scandinavian/Norwegian favorite, as classic as Dala horses or director Ingmar Bergman. Here's a basic recipe – feel free to experiment with the types of fruit according to your taste and the ingredients you have on hand. The trick is to simmer the soup slowly to retain the shapes of the fruit. If most of the liquid were cooked out, this would be known as a compote (“kompott”).

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried apples, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes, finely chopped
  • 1 heaping  tablespoon pearl tapioca
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Optional: 1 star anise

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Bring 5 cups of water to a steady boil. Stir in dried apples, raisins or currants, dried apricots, dried prunes, pearl tapioca, cinnamon stick, and star anise, if using. Reduce heat to medium, and maintain at a low simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in fruit juice and heat for a final 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon and star anise.

  3. Sweet soup can be served either warm or cold, as a dessert or snack or breakfast selection.

  4. Quick Tip: Use homemade cookie "floaters" for a sweet finishing touch to this lovely soup.