- Ready In:
- 2 cups pinot noir wine (red wine)
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split down the middle and seeds scraped out
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot
- 3 lbs mixed fresh berries (or just one kind, if you like)
- Rinse berries well and put aside.
- In a heavy saucepan, add the wine, apple juice, bay leaf, sugar and vanilla bean, making sure to add the pod as well as the scraped-out seeds.
- Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, then add arrowroot to thicken. Return to the heat and simmer for two minutes. Add berries and allow to cool.
- Serve over ice cream.
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This was yummy. I like the wine flavor in it. The vanilla bean got a little lost, so I think I might use extract next time. I made this with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. The blueberries worked the least well because they are less permeable. I didn't have arrowroot in the house, so I subbed cornstarch and used maybe double, and it worked fine. This was even better the second day!
OUTSTANDING! Was going to cut the recipe down, but am so glad I didn't, 'cause it's great with ice cream or pound cake (or even as is)! I always have frozen berries on hand for smoothies, but decided to go fresh this time, since I found fresh blueberries, raspberries & blackberries at Costco the other day! You've got AN ABSOLUTE KEEPER here! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged made & reviewed for one of my Vegan partners in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 4]
FABULOUS!!! I cannot believe how EASY this was to make, but the WOW factor it gives! YIKES! This is such a favorite for me now -- so impressive...The only thing I had to do differently was use frozen mixed berries that I thawed first. I will make this every time I have company, and I will be using fresh berries to boot! (The frozen worked really well, but I want to taste this with the fresh fruit...) Served it over vanilla bean ice cream...YUM!