Apricot Soup


“Cold Apricot Soup”

Here’s another yummy fruit soup recipe. Because it’s supposed to be served cold, I think it may be a good pouring sauce over ice cream or other dessert. Anyway, here goes…



450g / 1lb ripe apricots

1litre / 1.75 pints / 4.3 cups of water

100g / 4oz / ½ cup of sugar

½ stick of cinnamon

2 slices of lemon

4-5 tablespoons of cornflour (cornstarch)

Few drops of vanilla essence

Lemon juice


  1. Cover the apricots with boiling water, drain and peel. Cut in half and remove stones.
  2. Reserve a few apricots for garnish and cut the rest into 1cm (½inch) wide strips.
  3. Put the water, sugar, cinnamon stick and lemon slices in a pan and bring to the boil.
  4. Add the apricot slices and cook for about 15 minutes.
  5. Discard the cinnamon and lemon slices, then liquidize or sieve the soup and return to the pan and re-heat.
  6. Blend the cornflour with a little cold water, mix into the soup and stir until boiling.
  7. Stir in the vanilla essence and lemon juice to taste and leave to cool.
  8. Stir in the reserved apricot halves into the soup.
  9. Serve with snow dumplings if liked. Recipe below.

Snow Dumplings


500mls / 18fl.oz. / 2¼ cups of milk

½ teaspoon grated lemon rind

25g / 1oz. / 2 tablespoons sugar

Pinch of salt

150g / 5oz. / scant 1 cup semolina

1 egg


  1. Bring the milk, lemon rind, sugar and salt to the boil.
  2. Remove from heat, add the semolina and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Heat for one minute, stirring all the time.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and beat in the egg.
  5. Fill a large pan two thirds full with salted water and bring to boiling point.
  6. Using two wet teaspoons, form small dumplings from the semolina mixture and drop carefully into the boiling water.
  7. Cook gently for 5-7 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon, drain and serve with the soup.

Bon Appetit!

Linda x

P.S. This is another delicious recipe from Cooking For Today. I couldn’t find my edition online but this looks like a book I’d like on my bookshelf!

Fruit: Recipes that celebrate nature

“This is a beautifully designed and sumptuously photographed cookbook which shows how seasonal fruit harmonizes and enhances myriad vegetable and meat dishes.”

Fruit: Recipes that celebrate nature

5 thoughts on “Apricot Soup

  1. mencanmakehomes June 22, 2018 / 6:52 am

    this is absolutely delicious. it’s apricot season, so must do this one. thanx for sharing


    • healthylivingbooks June 22, 2018 / 11:57 am

      You’re very welcome. Even looking at apricots makes my mouth water! They haven’t turned up in my local shops yet, but hopefully soon 🙂

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