1 pound dried fruit; prunes, peaches, apples, pears, apricots

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 pound dried cherries

1/2 cup tapioca

1 cup sugar

2 quarts water

1 stick cinnamon

1 lemon, sliced

1 orange, sliced

Soak dried fruits and tapioca overnight in water.  Next day, add remaining ingredients.  Simmer until flavors blend, tapioca is clear, and soup is slightly thickened - about 1 hour.  Remove cinnamon stick before serving.  Serve warm or chilled.