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Rote Grütze – Red Fruit Jelly

Red Fruit “Jelly” is not really what this is, but the translation suggested it and I couldn’t come up with something better. Jelly is kind of solid while this desert’s consistency is more like a soft pudding.

 

Red Fruit Jelly

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Where does Red Fruit Jelly come from?

It is a Northern recipe, mostly from North Germany’s region called “Schleswig Holstein” and also from Denmark. It is a cool and refreshing treat on a warm summer day and everybody loves it.

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Different options

One can make this desert with a single fruit or a mix of fruits. Most common is the use of a variety of berries. In this recipe I used only strawberries – my second favorite, while my absolute favorite is to make Rote Grütze with fresh cherries!

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Vanilla Sauce – a must!

Don’t even think about to eat this without vanilla sauce! You would miss out on so much: The combination of the slightly sour fruits and the soft touch of a sweet, real vanilla sauce is what makes it a perfect combination. As a shortcut I sometimes use a package of vanilla pudding and use it acording to the directions but with more milk – it’s an easy way to get to vanilla sauce when you are preparing several things at the same time. In this recipe I will explain how to make it from scratch, it’s not that complicated.

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Rote Grütze - Red Fruit Jelly
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Rote Grütze - Red Fruit Jelly
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
For the Red Fruit Jelly
  • 250 g fruits like berries, cherries ..., ready to use
  • 35 g starch (I prefer potato starch over corn starch)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 500 ml fruit juice, should match with selected fruits
For the Vanilla sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
Red Fruit Jelly
  1. In a small bowl mix the starch with the sugar.
  2. Add about 4 tbsp. from the juice and mix.
  3. Pour the remaining juice into a cooking pot and bring to a boil.
  4. When the juice starts boiling, remove it from the stove and add the starch-sugar mix.
  5. Stir!
  6. Add the fruits.
  7. Fill in several glasses or a bowl and let cool. Later move it to the fridge.
Vanilla Sauce
  1. Slice the vanilla pod in length and - using a knife - scrape the vanilla out of it's center. Use the rest of the vanilla pod for vanilla sugar (see other recipe).
  2. Mix starch and sugar in a small bowl and about 3 tbsp. of the milk.
  3. Add the vanilla and mix it to the starch bowl.
  4. Bring the remaining milk to a boil - careful! Don't set heat to high and observe closely, stir milk frequently to avoid setting on the bottom of the pot.
  5. When the milk starts boiling, remove it from the stove and stir the starch mix from the bowl into the pot.
  6. Bring the sauce back to the stove and bring back to boil for lass than a minute while stirring constantly.
  7. Let sauce cool, stir every now and then and use warm or cold.
    Red Fruit Jelly
  8. Rote Grütze
Recipe Notes

I used this juice for this recipe and it tasted very good:

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