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Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 283 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate, 9g fiber), 6g protein.

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