When it comes to desserts, people tend to over complicate everything. You do not have to eat an extravagant cake everyday (or every week)! In fact, I’m a huge fan of eating plants in their whole state, with just a few exceptions. That means that 99% of the time, my only dessert is fruit. Sometimes I’ll have an apple, sometimes a simple fruit salad with more exotic fruits, often it’s just whatever is in season right now and not too expensive. On some days, however, when I’m in a particularly bad mood, I just crave something more extravagant that’s still healthy and not too difficult to make. This recipe is my go-to recipe, which is known as “Rote Grütze” in Germany and Rødgrød in Denmark. It is made with just frozen mixed berries, tap water (hey, that’s free!) and some cornstarch.
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1/3+1/2 cup water (use apple juice for extra sweetness, especially if your berries are very sour)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (use more to make a really thick dessert)
- In a medium saucepan, combine berries and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, whisk water and cornstarch together.
- As soon as the berries start to boil, add cornstarch mixture and simmer for about two minutes, stirring frequently.
- Place in beautiful bowls and let it cool for a couple of hours. Alternatively, place in the freezer for half an hour or eat warm.