Shanghai Cold Fruit Soup with Pearl Tapioca
A Shanghai superstar, this dessert calls for the large pearl tapioca, preferably those sold at Asian markets. Depending on the brand, pearl tapioca may need presoaking before cooking, so follow package directions. Use canned fruit cocktail or any fruit of your preference.
- 3 qt. plus 2 cups water
- ½ cup regular pearl tapioca
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 cups chilled, canned fruit in light syrup
- ½ tsp. almond extract, optional
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract