Norwegian Sweet Soup / Søtsuppe

An old-fashioned dessert found on thespruce.com
Norwegian Sweet Soup / Søtsuppe

Dried fruit soup, known as “Søtsuppe” or “Sweet Soup” is a Norwegian favorite. Here’s a basic recipe – feel free to experiment with the types of fruit according to your taste and the ingredients you have on hand. The trick is to simmer the soup slowly to retain the shapes of the fruit. If most of the liquid were cooked out, this would be known as a fruit compote.

Cookie floaters lend an extra sparkle to Norwegian fruit soups and compotes. 

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Barley Cordial Soup / Byggryns Saftsuppe

A traitional Norwegian sweet soup recipe found on bygdekvinnelaget.no
Barley Cordial Soup / Byggryns Saftsuppe

A nourishing and hearty soup. Often used both before or after the main course during the week in Norway in the old days.

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Rosehip Soup / Nypesuppe

A traditional Norwegian dessert soup recipe from
bygdekvinnelaget.no
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In context:
The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.

Usage
Rose hips are used for herbal teas, jam, jelly, syrup, rose hip soup, beverages, pies,bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw, like a berry, if care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit.

183_nypesuppe3Rose hips are commonly used as a herbal tea, often blended with hibiscus, and also as an oil. They can also be used to make jam, jelly, marmalade, and rose hip wine. Rose hip soup, “nyponsoppa” “nypesuppe”, is especially popular in Norway and Sweden.

Rhodomel, a type of mead, is made with rose hips.

183_nypesuppe2Rose hips can be used to make palinka, a traditional Hungarian alcoholic beverage, popular in Hungary, Romania, and other countries sharing Austro-Hungarian history. Rose hips are also the central ingredient of cockta, the fruity-tasting national soft drink of Slovenia.

Oh, and remember, if you feel a little childish, the fine hairs found inside rose hips can be used as itching powder.