I’m reposting one of Melanie’s recipes that I’ve posted before, in November of 2008. That is just way too long ago. This amazing recipe deserves a second showing. I make this fruit soup all the time for baby showers and birthday luncheons. It is the epitome of chick food. Every time I bring it to a party it gets rave reviews. It’s a sweet ‘soup’ made from tapioca and juice and brimming with cold refreshing fruit and berries. It is to die for! I love making it; it’s unique and fun, and YUMMY. (Plus it’s incredibly easy- Always a bonus when you are preparing lots of food for a party. Remember to start it the night before – see the recipe.)
submitted by Erin ~ http://sisterscafe.blogspot.com
¾ c. sugar
1 c. water
1 c. peach juice (or another cup of water, which is what I always do instead)
3 Tb tapioca (be sure to use the “minute brand” quick cooking tapioca!)
6 oz orange juice concentrate
1 ½ c. water
2 cans mandarin oranges (with or without juice)
1 quart sliced peaches – (you can use 1 large can of peach slices, but I would not add the heavy syrup – I always try to use Lite peaches that have been bottled with pear juice and water, in which case I add the juice. Also, cut up the slices so they are bite-size.)
2 c. fresh strawberries, sliced, just before serving
2 bananas, just before serving
1 bag frozen raspberries, thawed but still cool and firm (or an equivalent amount of fresh) or other berry mix (raspberries give the juice a red tint, without raspberries it is an orange color. I almost always use a tri-berry mix which includes raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.)
Bring sugar, water, peach juice and tapioca to a boil. Continue boiling on medium high for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Some tapioca will be clear and other granules will have a white center. Take off heat. Let sit for 30 minutes. (This is when the tapioca will become more clear.)
Add 6 oz orange juice concentrate and 1 ½ c. water. Chill overnight.
Add mandarin oranges and peaches. Before serving add strawberries, bananas, and raspberries.