Grandma Kasper was an amazing cook and everything she made was memorable! During the Holidays, this special Moos was a dessert, a treat, a snack and a wonderful addition to the flavors we remember being present during the Holidays.
What we wouldn’t give to hear her singing in her farmhouse kitchen while preparing her Holiday meals & Holiday Moos! You really must try this one!
~ Kimberly Edwards
Serve With: Heavy cream, if desired.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: ~ 45 min
Yield: 1 large stock pot full
- 5 qts water
- 12 oz prunes or dried plums
- 12 oz golden raisins
- 12 oz dried apples
- 12 oz dried pears
- 1/2 cup dried peaches
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup dried apricots – chopped
- 4 slices lemon
- 4 slices orange
- 4 slices lime
- 5 whole cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon – or 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp cornstarch – mixed thoroughly with 1/2 cup cold water
- Boil plums in water for 10 min.
- Add the remaining fruits and cook until they are barely tender.
- Add cloves, cinnamon, lemons, oranges, salt and sugar, and continue to cook on low-medium heat until all fruit is cooked and soft, including the lemon, orange and lime slices.
- Mix the cornstarch with cold water thoroughly, and very slowly add it to the boiling mixture.
- Continue to cook only until the Moos becomes clear and all murkiness has disappeared.
- Add butter immediately, then remove from heat!
- Check for sweetness. * Tip: Do not add much more sugar than you already have.
- Delicious to serve warm or cold! Enjoy!
* Tip: Allow to come to room temperature before refrigerating or placing in a cold location.
As I said earlier, it’s great as a dessert, snack, (sneak – “shhhh”) or treat during the Holidays!
So easy and so delicious!
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas Recipe on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…
P.S. What you can do is purchase a dried fruit mix like this one to create this, instead of finding all of the dried fruit separately!
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