Kiisseli ( Finland)

Kiisseli ( Finland)

1 lg. pot boiling water (about 3 qt.)
1 box pitted prunes
1 box raisins
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle dark Karo syrup
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 heaping tbsp. potato flour or cornstarch
1 c. water
16 oz. frozen or fresh strawberries or raspberries
1 lg. can fruit cocktail

In a large pot, boil water, prunes, raisins and cinnamon sticks. As it boils, add Karo syrup and lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix 4 heaping tablespoons potato flour or cornstarch with 1 cup water, then add to boiling mixture. Cook until clear and thick, about 10 minutes. add fruit. Serve hot or cold; tastier the second day; keeps well in refrigerator about 1 week.Fresh berries in season can be used instead of other fruits; use as much water and berries as desired, then thicken with potato flour and water mixture.