Thursday, June 2, 2011

Berries in Cranberry-Wine Gelatin

This is one of the easiest recipes I'll ever give you. Just because it's homemade gelatin, without resorting to a box of neon-colored Jell-O, doesn't mean it's difficult at all!

These lovely little fruit desserts will impress those you have dinner with -- family and/or guests -- with almost no effort and at very little cost, too.

My local grocery store had blueberries on sale for $2/pint, and strawberries were $1.58/quart. Gelatin is very inexpensive, and water is free. And the wine (Flip Flop Wines Riesling) and one of the juices (Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry Juice) had both been sent for me to taste them and cook with them.

So I put all of these simple ingredients together ... et voilà!

Berries in Cranberry-Wine Gelatin

1/2 cup white wine
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
8 ounces sparkling cranberry juice
1/2 cup white grape juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup blueberries
2 large strawberries, cut into 1/2" pieces

Place the wine into a medium mixing bowl; sprinkle the gelatin on top and set aside.

Bring the juices and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan; pour over the gelatin and stir 'til dissolved. Skim the foam from the top of the gelatin.

Divide the berries among 4 decorative glasses. Divide the gelatin among the glasses and refrigerate for several hours until set.

Makes 4 servings.


TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

Fun! Perfect for summer :)

Unknown said...

Oh, those look and sound wonderful. The perfect little summer treat!

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Those look so refreshing and luscious. And so elegant... Definitely an impressive dessert for company but even better, a special little treat for you! I'll be giving these a try for sure!

~Mrs B

Cranberry Morning said...

Alright! I'm doing this. Sounds so exotic and looks so pretty! Perfect light dessert to have with a few guests - sitting beside the little garden pond with the dogs at our feet. Sigh. Thanks, Mary!

Karen Harris said...

Very simple, elegant and refreshing. I am a big summer berry lover. Thanks for this sweet little recipe.

Judee said...

What a pretty creation. It's simple, yet sophisticated. Could be s nice dessert to serve to the ladies after a mah jong game.

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