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August 10, 2022

Fruit Soup

Fruit soup in a bowl
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Fruit Soup

A bowl of fruit soup

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In France, my mother-in-law cooks fruit such as apricots and plums when she has an abundance or when the fruit is overly ripe. When the fruit cooks, the juices are released, and the result is a sweet soup. I took this idea and used a combination of berries and fresh orange juice. It has become a favorite among children and is impressive enough for entertainingand it is so simple to make. 

  • Author: Caterina De Falco
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

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1 Quart Strawberries

1 Pint Raspberries

1 Pint Blueberries

1 Orange

Instructions

1. Combine the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries in a saucepan. 

 

2. Add the juice and the zest of one orange.

 

3. Cook over medium-low heat for about 5-8 minutes. You want to cook the fruit long enough for the juices to release but not so long that the fruit is very mushy.

 

4. Let cool slightly. Serve warm or cold. It can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for several days. I find this recipe is better when it has had time to rest. This gives the flavors time to marinate together, and the juice thickens slightly, giving the soup a creamy texture.

 

This is an easy dish to throw together in the evening, and it will be ready for dinner the following day. 

Serve as is or with a small dollop of ice cream or homemade whipped cream. 

A bowl of fruit soup with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream 

Serve over French Crêpes with whipped cream.

Fruit soup in a crepe with whipped cream

Notes

Easy homemade whipped cream recipe Whipped Cream Recipe

Authentic French Crêpe recipe French Crêpe Recipe

 

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