Recipe by mollypaul
Rubies in springtime. A traditional German dessert posted in response to a recipe request. I estimated the measurement of the cornstarch. The original recipe called for 100 grams.
Top Review by HeatherFeather
This is so very similar to the way I make this recipe, so I am leaving just a comment with my variations. I use a mix of frozen berres which I thaw only slightly before stewing in the water. I only add enough water to cover the fruit by about 1/2-1". I have never added rum, but I do add a few spoonfuls of Chambord (raspberry cordial) if I happen to have some lying around. I always serve this warm, with a small scoop of premium vanilla ice cream in the center of the plate, which was how we always ate this in Germany. I ofen set some heavy cream on the side as well to pour over the top as desired. This is my husband's #1 favorite dessert.
- 2 1⁄4 lbs currants (assorted red fruits, in any combination) or 2 1⁄4 lbs raspberries (assorted red fruits, in any combination) or 2 1⁄4 lbs brambleberries (assorted red fruits, in any combination) or 2 1⁄4 lbs strawberries (assorted red fruits, in any combination) or 2 1⁄4 lbs sour cherries (assorted red fruits, in any combination) or 2 1⁄4 lbs plums (assorted red fruits, in any combination)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar (or more to taste, depending on the tartness of the fruit)
- 1 quart water
- 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup rum (optional)
- milk or cream, to serve with the dessert
Directions See How It's Made
- Wash fruit and pick through for stems (reserve 3/4 cup).
- Combine the remaining fruit with water (reserving 1 cup), and sugar in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil and cook fruit over medium heat until done but still holding its shape.
- Sweeten to taste with more sugar, if needed.
- Stir corn starch into reserved water until dissolved and stir into the juice.
- Bring to boil, cook until thickened, and remove from heat.
- Blend in the rum if desired.
- Mash reserved, uncooked fruit in blender and stir into the thickened juice.
- Eat Rote GrÃ¼tze either hot or cold and serve with cold milk or cream.