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Microwave Wojapi

Posted by Courtney Schupp | March 2, 2022

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes | Servings: 9


  • 2 cups berries (blueberries, raspberries, cherries, or strawberries; fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cup water (divided)
  • Honey (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Live Well Tips

  • Wojapi is a traditional Native American fruit pudding made from wild local fruit.
  • It is typically served with bread at celebrations.
  • Store in cleaned airtight glass containers in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Wash fruit. Put in large microwave safe bowl.
  3. Mash fruit with a potato masher or fork.
  4. Add 1¼ cup water.
  5. Mix cornstarch with remaining ¼ cup water in a cup until smooth.
  6. Stir cornstarch mixture into fruit.
  7. Microwave on high for one minute. Stir. Continue microwaving for one minute at a time until the berry mixture is thick like pudding.
  8. Use a pot holder to remove the bowl as it will be very hot. Let the pudding cool slightly. Very carefully taste the pudding and add small amounts of honey to sweeten.

Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids

This simple dish is perfect to make with the kids and only uses a microwave for cooking. Any berries your child enjoys can be added in and it goes great with whole grain bread or as a topping for oatmeal.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment
  • Wash fresh berries and drain
  • Mix cornstarch with water

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into microwave safe bowl
  • Mash berries with water
  • Mix cornstarch mixture into berry mash

Difficult Tasks

  • Microwave for one minute at a time
  • Stir between minutes
  • Add honey to thickened mixture

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1/3 cup: Calories–30; Protein–0g; Carbohydrate–7g; Total Fat–0g; Saturated Fat–0g; Cholesterol–0mg; Fiber–1g; Sodium–0mg; Iron–0%; Calcium–6mg

Adapted from South Dakota State University