Pluma Moos is a traditional Mennonite festive fruit soup served warm as a side dish or dessert on Christmas eve and morning by many families in Canada. Traditionally dried fruit was used but our family recipe calls for canned fruit.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 10 mins
9 cups


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour peaches, pears, cherries, and all syrups from the canned fruit into a large pot. Stir in prunes, raisins, mandarin orange peels, and cinnamon sticks; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thick, about 2 hours.

  • Serve warm. Remove orange peels and cinnamon sticks before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use either 1 or 2 cans of sweet cherries in heavy syrup. Substitute canned prunes if sweet cherries are not available.

Cool, store in the refrigerator overnight, and reheat the second day for a richer flavor. Remove the orange peels and cinnamon sticks just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 40g 13% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 10.7mg. Full Nutrition

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I've had this all my life but with some changes. When my grandma makes it it's very similar but without the mandarin and at home we make it with jello rhubarb apples dried fruit and no plums. You don't really have to make it cook as long as it says but this recipe is good. Don't be scared to try it. Read More