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Rote Grütze (German Red Fruit Pudding) This is a Summer time staple dessert in Germany, and takes advantage of the fresh berries of the season. Served with a vanilla sauce, this is a wonderful dessert, and lovely change from the usual.

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• 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


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2 cups at a time, until pureed. For chunkier, process 4 cups, and chop the rest, blending with puree. Stir cornstarch in cold water until smooth. 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. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl, or individual dessert bowls. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 24 hours. This is traditionally garnished with a Vanilla Custard Sauce, but you may also use whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or heavy cream.

1. For fresh berries: stem, wash and dry in colander. For frozen berries: thaw before using. 2. For a smooth pudding, process berries in a blender,

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