Berliner Rote Grütze / Mixed Berries Compote

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great and super simple dessert. Serve with my Vanillasauce Vanilla Sauce for a truely authentic taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 36 ounces frozen mixed berries, thawed reserving juice (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currant, cherries etc.)
  • 2 cups 100% fruit juice, preferrably cherry, including the reserved juice plus
  • 4 tablespoons 100% fruit juice, preferrably cherry
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 12 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Mix together cornstarch and 4 tbsp of the juice and set aside.
  2. Pour the rest of the juice into a saucepan, stir in sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in cornstarch, return to heat and bring to a boil again.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in more sugar if needed and carefully stir in berries.
  5. Cool before storing in refrigerator.
  6. Serve with vanilla sauce.