Red Fruit Medley
When summer berries are in season, make this German-style compote, Rote Grutze.
This dish can be refrigerated 1 day before serving. Before storing, sprinkle with a little extra sugar to prevent a skin from forming. Let cool, then refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap. Good with créme anglaise.
Preparation Time10 min
Preparation Time - Text10 mins
Cooking Time5 min
Cooking Time - Text5
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
Taste and Texturefruity, sweet
Type of Dishcompote, fruit
- 8 oz (240g) bing cherries, pitted
- 6 oz (175g) raspberries
- 6 oz (175g) red currants, stemmed
- 6 oz (175g) blackberries
- 6 oz (175g) strawberries, quartered if large
- 3 tbsp light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
Place all the fruit in a saucepan with 2/3 cup water and bring slowly to the boil.
Combine the sugar and cornflour with 3 tbsp cold water to form a smooth paste. Gradually stir into the fruit. Cook gently, stirring, until the juices begins to thicken.
Transfer to a bowl. Spoon the mixture into individual dishes.
3. Transfer to a bowl. Spoon the mixture into individual dishes.
2008 Dorling Kindersley