Red Fruit Medley

Updated February 23, 2016

When summer berries are in season, make this German-style compote, Rote Grutze.

Prepare ahead:

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.

4 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

Cooking Time5 min

Cooking Time - Text5



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationhealthy

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.



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