recipe with berries, fresh berry recipe


20 min

Fresh Berry Terrine

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20 min


8 persons




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Author: Antonina Blum

It’s perfect light summer dessert. What’s more, it’s a breeze to make and can be prepared several days ahead of time. The gelatin acts as a preservative; berries that can quickly languish in the fridge keep for days on end when suspended in grape-flavored “Jell-O.” Feel free to mix up the fruit but avoid pineapple, kiwi, mango, papaya, figs or guava, as they contain enzymes that will prevent the gelatin from solidifying. I love this terrine with shortbread, sugar cookies, or toffee almond sandies on the side.


  • mixed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries : 1.25 pound (cut the strawberries in half)
  • white grape juice : 2 cup (best quality)
  • unflavored gelatin : 2 packets (1/4-oz)
  • sugar : 3 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Ingredients.

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  2. To begin, pour 1/2 cup of the grape juice in a large bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin in a thin, even layer over top (no need to stir) and let sit for 5 minutes. The powder will absorb into the juice and become very thick.

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  3. Meanwhile, bring the remaining 1-1/2 cups juice and the sugar to a boil in a small saucepan; whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

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  4. Pour the mixture over the thickened gelatin.

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  5. Whisk to combine.

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  6. Carefully pour the warm gelatin mixture over the berries, and then chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours, or until very firm.

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  7. To unmold, quickly run hot water over the sides of the pan (tilting it so that the inside of the pan doesn’t get wet).

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  8. Invert an oblong platter over the pan and flip over. The terrine should slide right out; if it doesn’t, try running a blunt knife along the edges of the pan to loosen, or run the pan under hot water briefly again.

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  9. Blot any excess liquid on the platter with a paper towel. Refrigerate the terrine until ready to serve. Slice with a sharp knife.

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