Rote Grütze German Mixed Berry Pudding

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 14
    2 1/4 lbs sour cherries (assorted red fruits, in any combination) or 2 1/4 lbs plums (assorted red fruits, in any combination)
  • 12
    cup sugar (or more to taste, depending on the tartness of the fruit)
  • 1
    quart water
  • 12
  • 1
    cup rum (optional)
  • milk or cream, to serve with the dessert
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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 Grütze either hot or cold and serve with cold milk or cream.
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