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Rote Grütze with Lemon Cream Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup cherries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Lemon zest for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Large saucepan
- Whisk
- Mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Serving bowls

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Rinse all the berries and remove any stems or pits.
2. In a large saucepan, combine the berries and sugar over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the berries release their juices and the sugar dissolves.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and stir well.
4. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy.
5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
6. In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
7. To serve, spoon the Rote Grütze into serving bowls and top with a dollop of lemon cream. Garnish with lemon zest.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
5. Temperature:
- Medium heat for cooking the berries
- Medium-high heat for boiling the mixture
Serving size:
- This recipe serves 4-6 people.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 340
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 64g
- Protein: 2g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 53g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any combination of berries you like in this recipe.
- You can use a sugar substitute instead of sugar if desired.
- You can use almond milk or coconut cream instead of heavy cream for a dairy-free option.

- You can add a splash of red wine or port to the berry mixture for a more complex flavor.
- You can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the berry mixture for a warm spice flavor.
- You can serve the Rote Grütze with vanilla ice cream instead of lemon cream.

Tips and tricks:
- Be sure to stir the berry mixture constantly when boiling to prevent burning.
- Let the Rote Grütze cool to room temperature before serving for the best texture.
- You can make the lemon cream ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover Rote Grütze in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- You can reheat the Rote Grütze in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the Rote Grütze in clear glass bowls to show off the colorful berries.

- Garnish the Rote Grütze with lemon zest for a pop of color and flavor.

- This dessert pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc.

Suggested side dishes:
- This dessert is best served on its own.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the berry mixture is too thick, add a splash of water to thin it out.
- If the lemon cream is too runny, beat it for a few more minutes until stiff peaks form.

Food safety advice:
- Be sure to rinse the berries thoroughly before using them in this recipe.

Food history:
- Rote Grütze is a traditional German dessert made with a variety of red berries.

Flavor profiles:
- This dessert is sweet and tart, with a creamy lemon flavor.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the Rote Grütze with a spoonful of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

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Region: German

Taste: Sweet, Tangy, Creamy, Fruity