Karisik Hosaf

(Mixed Fruit Hoshaf)




Dried prunes 6 pieces 35 g
Dried apples 18 slices 40 g
Dries pears 18 slices 35 g
Raisins 1/4 cup 40 g
Grape molasses 1/3 cup 100 g
Water 6 cups 1 1/2 lt


Soak dried fruits for 12 hours. Simmer in same liquid for 30 minutes in a saucepan. Add molasses. Stir slowly until well blended. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool. Serve chilled in individual bowls or cups.

6 servings

Nutritive Value (Approx. per serving) :

Energy 115 cal
Protein 0.7 g
Fat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Calcium 80 mg
Iron 2.62 mg
Phosphorus 21 mg
Zinc 0 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Vitamin A 95 iu
Thiamin (B1) 0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.24 mg
Niacin 0.74 mg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Cholesterol     0 mg

Regional Characteristics :

     In old days, when canning and freezing were not in use, excess fruits were dried under the sun and stored for winter besides making preserves, jellies and marmalades, where people had orchards. Cooking dried fruit sugar and water is on old time practise. This practice is suprisingly and widely in use even today.

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