Paks puuviljakissell (Dried fruit soup)

Recipes from Estonia

Paks puuviljakissell (Dried fruit soup)

Country: Estonia
Course: Dessert
Makes: 6 servings


  • 18 oz mixed dried fruit
  • 6 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup caster (baker's) sugar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 to 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • Cold water


  1. Rinse the dried fruit and roughly chop. Transfer to a large saucepan and soak for two or three hours.
  2. Put the pot on the stove and add the cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the fruit is soft. Now add the sugar and lemon juice to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water and whisk into the soup. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until the soup thickens. Sprinkle sugar on top and serve.