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Red Fruit Medley

Categories: Allergy-Free, Fourth of July, Low-calorie, Low-fat, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

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

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 5 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 8oz ( 240g) bing cherries, pitted
  • 6oz ( 175g) raspberries
  • 6oz ( 175g) red currants, stemmed
  • 6oz ( 175g) blackberries
  • 6oz ( 175g) strawberries, quartered if large
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
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  1. Place all the fruit in a saucepan with 2/3 cup water and bring slowly to the boil.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Spoon the mixture into individual dishes.
  • prep 10 mins; cook 5 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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