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How to Cook Haskap Fruit Moos + Video

Haskap Fruit Moos is a quick, easy & stunningly delicious dessert you can throw together and impress everyone.

How to Cook Haskap Fruit Moos - cookingwithkimberly.comThe sweet, tangy taste of the haskap berry mixed with a fruit combinination for a lovely, warm, sweet treat for dessert, whether it’s for a mid-week dinner, Thanksgiving or even Christmas.

The fruit moos I am making here is loaded with dried and fresh fruits including dried haskap berries, which I happen to have on hand, as well as some fresh pears, kiwi and apples.

A “moos” (pronounced “mouse”) is an Eastern European fruit stew, making a hearty dessert for the cooler months of the Fall and Winter.

Moos always holds fond memories for me of my grandmother, who made wonderful moos using cherries, plums, apples, with raisins and spices, and she usually had one kind or another of moos handy in the kitchen for snacks to welcome her family and grandchildren with something sweet and satisfying.

Haskap Fruit Moos:

haskap berries - haskapa.comThe haskap plant originated in southern Russia, and is now grown in most of the Canadian provinces as well as many of the United States. The delicious, plump haskap berry is elongated, about 1/2 inch long or more, deep, frosty purplish-blue in color with juicy, deep red flesh.

How to Cook Haskapa Rice Stuffing for Poultry - cookingwithkimberly.comThe flavor is sweet and a bit tangy, making it perfect for jam, juice, chutney, relish, and the dried berries lend themselves very well to including in glazes, sauces, stuffings, etc. Since becoming acquainted with the haskap berry, I have used the haskap products in many dishes, so please check out those recipes.

Haskapa is the brand name of the haskap berry products in my pantry. You can find them online:

Vyatka Ceramics Stoneware Ramekins with Fork - fromrussia.comI like to use my stoneware ramekins with lids, from Vyatka Ceramics. These ramekins hold in the heat well and quickly cook the food contained in them, whether it is a dessert, a thick soup like borscht or a stew, or a pot pie type dish, and the presentation is very authentic, impressive and attractive, especially for this moos.

Type: Dessert Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Yield: 2 large stoneware ramekins

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp dried haskap berries – I used Haskapa Dried Haskap Berries.
  • Web Chef Review: Haskapa Juice - cookingwithkimberly.com1 cup haskap juice – I used Haskapa Juice.
  • 2 bosc pears – washed, peeled, cored, seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 kiwi – peeled & sliced
  • 2 large apples – washed, peeled, seeded and cored & cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 candied ginger slices – minced
  • How to Make Candied Orange Peel Slivers - cookingwithkimberly.coma few candied orange peel slivers – chopped & minced
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 to 3 tbsp raisins
  • 2 to 4 tbsp sugar – to taste
  • water – enough to cover fruit in each ramekin
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 dollops of butter – about 2 generous teaspoons full

Instructions:

  1. Into each ramekin, place 1 tbsp dried haskap berries, 1/2 of the chopped bosc pears, 1/2 of the apple pieces, 1/2 of the kiwi slices, 2 cardamom pods, 1 whole clove, 1 minced ginger slice, half of the orange peel slivers, 1 tbsp cranberries, 1-1/2 tbsp raisins, 1 tbsp of the sugar, 1/2 tbsp corn starch, and stir through the ingredients to combine them evenly.
  2. Into each ramekin, add in 1/2 cup of haskap juice and enough water to cover the fruit, 1 dollop of butter, and any of the optional spices listed that you desire. Stir through well.
  3. Calphalon 4pc Nonstick Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet Cooling Rack Set - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comPlace ramekins on a baking sheet and cover with lids.
  4. Cook in a 350 degree F oven for a total time of about 20 min, stirring at the 10 min mark. Taste for sweetness and spice intensity. Add more sugar or spices as desired.
  5. Continue to cook until well heated through, fruit has softened and mixture is beginning to bubble.

This beautiful melange of fruit is amazingly delicious, with the sweet fruits and touches of spices make a unique and satisfying dessert or snack. I enjoy it just as it is, but mom likes to add some heavy cream for her taste.

Haskapa - haskapa.comThis show is brought to you by Haskapa:

Do try this recipe for How to Cook Haskap Fruit Moos and introduce a new idea to your taste buds and enjoy something a bit different from the norm.


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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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