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Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce Recipe
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Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce Recipe

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This delicious fruity dessert comes from my German background. Mom always called it "Rote Grütz." We had a large raspberry patch, so she served it often in summer, when fresh berries were in season. —Marie Baumgartner, Stoughton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed, crushed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 283 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 9g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 starch, 1 frui

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the raspberries, orange juice and tapioca; let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in sugar and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. For vanilla sauce, combine cornstarch and sugar in a small saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Whisk 1/2 cup of hot mixture into the egg; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes or just until the sauce thickens slightly and reaches 160° (do not boil).
  4. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a large bowl; press a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap over top of sauce. Refrigerate until serving.
  5. Divide raspberry mixture among four dessert dishes; top with vanilla sauce.
Originally published as Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p43

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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