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Rote Grütze

A cooked down mixture of red berries and cherry juice, Rote Grütze is one of the most popular parts of many German desserts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: cherries, raspberries
Servings: 8
Calories: 120kcal


  • 220 grams cherries frozen
  • 175 grams red currants frozen
  • 250 grams raspberries frozen
  • 375 ml cherry juice
  • 75 grams granulated sugar
  • 27 grams corn starch or Arrow root starch


  • In a medium sauce pot combine the cherries, red currants, and 310 ml of the cherry juice. Heat on medium high until boiling.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the sugar and starch. Then add in the remaining cherry juice and whisk again.
  • Once the mixture has come to a boil, turn the heat down to medium and whisk in the starch mixture.
  • Whisk continuously for about five minutes while the mixture cooks and thickens.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and pour in the frozen raspberries. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the contents into a heat safe container and place in the fridge to cool for at least one hour before serving.


This will keep, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg