Cold Fruit Soup with Dumplings

Холодец из вишен, груш и слив

Preparation info

  • 6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Unlike the usual clear fruit soups thickened with cornstarch, kholodets is a well-textured puree. Served with light apple dumplings, it makes a stellar first course for hot-weather dining.


  • 1 pound each apples, pears and plums
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1


Peel and core the apples and pears. Pit the plums but do not peel. Place the prepared fruit in a large saucepan. Add the water, lemon juice, lemon rind, cinnamon and bread crumbs. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, until the fruit is soft. Then put through a vegetable mill to purée.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Chill well before serving, garnished with apple dumplings (rec