Rote Grutze (Red Fruit Jelly)

Recipe by Lalaloula
READY IN: 20mins


  • 300
    ml fruit juice or 300 ml water
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 3
    tablespoons sugar (or more, depending on the sweetness of your berries)
  • 5
    teaspoons starch (I used potato)
  • 3
    tablespoons cold water
  • 400
    g mixed berries, washed and drained (I like blueberries and red currants but feel free to use your favorites)


  • In a small pot bring the fruit juice or water, vanilla and sugar to a boil.
  • Meanwhile combine starch and cold water in a small bowl and stir to mix.
  • When water is just starting to boil, add starch mixture.
  • Let it come to a full boil; make sure to stir well as the starch will form lumps if you don't.
  • Mix in berries and turn off the heat.
  • Let your pot stand on the hot stove top for one or two more minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • Pour everything into a bowl and chill until the jelly has thickened. This might take one or two hours depending on how thick you want your jelly to be.
  • Serve with topping of your choice, or plain, and enjoy!