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“This recipe came from my Grandmother, Ida. My Mom used to make it when I was a kid (although I wouldn't try it back then). It is a great soup and can be made with any fruit. We eat it warm. I haven't tried it cold. The dumplings absorb the goodness of the fruit juice and it really is a nice treat. The cook times are approximate as there is no set rule for how long the soup can cook.”
1 small pot of soup

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dumplings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 12 cup milk
  • Soup
  • 1 pint fruit (Mom uses a large can of plums, but you can use any fresh, frozen or canned fruit)
  • 2 tablespoons grape juice (this is optional)
  • 12 apple, chopped into small chunks (I use a tart apple)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca


  1. Dumplings:
  2. Put some water on to boil.
  3. Mix ingredients together gently, until all are mixed.
  4. Drop by tablespoonful into boiling water (you want small dumplings).
  5. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
  6. While this is cooking, get your soup going.
  7. When these are done, remove and place in your soup.
  8. Soup:
  9. Process your plums (or other fruit) through a sieve, pulse briefly in a food processor or chop until fine.
  10. Mix all ingredients in a pot and cook over low heat.
  11. Add your dumplings when they're ready.
  12. Stir often so the dumplings don't stick to the bottom.
  13. Eat warm and enjoy!

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