Red Fruit Juice Polenta Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Red Fruit Juice Polenta Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Phew – long name, eh? But that’s the only way I could think of to describe this dish. In German it is simply called ‘Rote Grütze’ 😉

rote gruetze

This recipe is based on a dessert that my grandma used to dish up after lunch when I was a kid. In Germany it is called ‘Rote Grütze’, but there are a few variations of it – depending on where you come from.

My recipe is based on polenta – an awesome gluten-free alternative to Semolina.

It is also very simple and quick to do.

For 4 portions you’ll need:

1/3 cup (red) fruit syrup + 1 3/4 cup water
OR 1/3 cup red fruit juice (such as black current) + 1 3/4 cup water
3 heaped tablespoon polenta (approx. 40g)

Preparation:

Pour all ingredients into a medium sized pot and bring to boil on low heat, stirring constantly.

vegan and gluten-free rote grütze

Once it is boiling, simmer for approx. 2 minutes and take of the stove to let soak for a few minutes.

Bring to boil again and let simmer for another 2 minutes.

Transfer to dessert bowls and let it cool down to room temperature.

vegan and gluten-free rote grütze

Chill before serving.

vegan and gluten-free rote grütze

Enjoy it with some vanilla custard sauce or vanilla ice cream. Yummy! :)

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