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Rote Grütze

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24 hours
Prep: 24 hours | Cook: 10 min. | Servings: 4-6 servings


  • 6 cups fresh or frozen, unsweetened berries (raspberries, strawberries, red currants, or a combination of these)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. For fresh berries: stem, wash and dry in collander.  For frozen berries: thaw before using.
  2. For a smooth pudding, process berries in a blender, 2 cups at a time, until pureed.
  3. For chunkier, process 4 cups, and chop the rest, blending with puree.
  4. Stir cornstarch in cold water until smooth.
  5. Combine berries and sugar in non-stick saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Stir cornstarch mixture again, then add into the berry mixture gradually, while still stirring.
  6. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and vanilla.
  8. Pour into a serving bowl, or individual dessert bowls.
  9. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  10. This is traditionally garnished with a Vanilla Custard Sauce, but you may also use whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or heavy cream.