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Rote Grütze with Whipped Cream Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Special equipment needed:
- Medium saucepan
- Whisk
- Mixing bowl
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Serving bowls or glasses

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Rinse all the berries and pat them dry.
2. In a medium 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 berry mixture and stir well.
4. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy.
5. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Let cool to room temperature.
6. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
7. To serve, spoon the Rote Grütze into individual bowls or glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
5. Temperature:
Medium heat
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 365
Fat: 23g
Carbohydrates: 39g
Protein: 3g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 29g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any combination of berries you like.
- You can use granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar for the whipped cream.

- You can add a splash of red wine or port to the berry mixture for a deeper flavor.
- You can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the berry mixture for a warm spice flavor.
- You can substitute coconut cream for the heavy cream to make it dairy-free.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to stir the berry mixture constantly while it's thickening to prevent lumps.
- You can make the Rote Grütze ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- You can also make the whipped cream ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Storage instructions:
Store the Rote Grütze in an airtight container in the fridge 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 glasses or bowls to show off the colorful berries.

You can garnish the Rote Grütze with fresh mint leaves or extra berries.

This dessert pairs well with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne.

Suggested side dishes:
This dessert is perfect on its own, but you can also serve it with a slice of pound cake or shortbread cookies.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the berry mixture is too thick, you can add a splash of water to thin it out.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash the berries thoroughly before using them.

Food history:
Rote Grütze is a traditional German dessert that dates back to the 16th century.

Flavor profiles:
This dessert is sweet and fruity, with a tangy kick from the lemon juice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the Rote Grütze as a light and refreshing dessert after a heavy meal.

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Region: German

Taste: Sweet, Tart, Fruity, Creamy