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pluma moos

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

My German grandma used to make Apfelmus - applesauce. This Amish recipe intrigued me because of the Pennsylvania Dutch name - although it contains more than just plums (prunes).

yield 1 /2 gallon
prep time 8 Hr 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pluma moos

  • 3/4 c
    dried plums (prunes)
  • 3/4 c
    dried apricots
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2
    cinnamon stick
  • 2 qt
  • 1/2 c
    sugar (or a little less)
  • 1/8-1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/3 c

How To Make pluma moos

  • 1
    Soak the dried fruit and cinnamon 8 hours or overnight in the water. After soaking, simmer fruit in the same water for 1/2 to 1 hour or until fruit is soft.
  • 2
    Mix sugar, flour, cream and milk to until it is a pasty consistency. Slowly add the paste to the hot fruit mixture. Simmer about 10 minutes or until fruit has thickened. It will thicken even more as it cools.
  • 3
    If desired, 1/2 and 1/2 can be substituted for cream. Also, the cream and milk can be omitted entirely and same amount of water used instead.