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Dried Apricot Soup


  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar or 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup light cream and 1 1/2 cups milk or 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk and1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 egg whites or grated lemon rind


  1. Simmer apricots in a covered pot 30 minutes. Put through a sieve or fruit press. This yields approximately 2 cups puree.
  2. Add sugar or honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and salt while hot.
  3. Just before serving, hot or cold, stir in cream and milk or diluted evaporated milk and heat, but do not boil.
  4. Top with a little grated lemon rind or float teaspoonsful of beaten egg white on top of each serving, using 3 egg whites for this.

Serves 6.