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How to Cook Kasper Family German Holiday Moos

In German Moos (pronounced “mouse”) is a “dried fruit sauce” or dessert stew. Often called “pluma moos” as well. It is most delicious, a dessert of love and amazing for the Holidays!

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 🙂

Type: Dessert
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


  1. Boil plums in water for 10 min.
  2. Add the remaining fruits and cook until they are barely tender.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix the cornstarch with cold water thoroughly, and very slowly add it to the boiling mixture.
  5. Continue to cook only until the Moos becomes clear and all murkiness has disappeared.
  6. Add butter immediately, then remove from heat!
  7. Check for sweetness. * Tip: Do not add much more sugar than you already have.
  8. 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…

Eat Deliciously!

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!

Mixed Dried Fruit Deluxe - 5 Lb Mixed Dried Fruit, Deluxe: GR Mixed Dried Fruit Deluxe – 5 Lb Mixed Dried Fruit, Deluxe: GR

This mixed deluxe dried fruit mix is has classic fruits such as apricots, apples, pears, and peaches. This dried orchard mix is a sweet snack on its own but makes an irresistible sweet and salty mix when paired with almonds, peanuts and cashews. Each case consists of five pounds.

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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.

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