German Prune Soup with Dumplings

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a Main Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Clay-Pot Cookbook

By Georgia Sales

Published 1974

  • About

Georgia's grandmother, a fabulous Old World cook, gave her this unusual recipe, available neither in cans nor restaurants. Its characteristic German sweet-and-sour bite and aroma fulfills the prime purpose of a good soup: salivation to goad taste buds and the entire digestive process for the meal to follow.



  • 1 dozen dried prunes
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion</


Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.

Place all the ingredients for the soup in the presoaked pot, then cover the pot and place it in a cold oven.

Set the oven temperature at 480 degrees.