Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding) #SundaySupper

Rote Grütze

Rote Grütze or “red fruit pudding” is a German dessert served with vanilla cream sauce. Bright, sweet and delicious!

Rote Grütze
This week Sunday Supper celebrates Octoberfest with all the foods and flavors of German cooking.
This week was a bit of a challenge to find a recipe to participate. Not because I don’t eat German food, but because I’ve posted about so many of my favorites already!
I love the flavors of fall used in German cooking. German baked goods show off apples and cinnamon. Harvest time turns the garden bounty into preserved goodies like chow chow, jams and of course, sauerkraut.
Fall is the time to make sausage, wursts and pork roasts too.
Don’t forget the tasty beer known as Octoberfest. Märzen lagers with warm flavors of caramel, orange and nutmeg. Most are a bit sweet and some of my favorite beers.
I found several recipes for Rote Grütze on the internet. Traditionally this dessert is made with 2 red fruits, one being currants. The vanilla sauce can be custard, pudding or I found recipes that dollop it over ice cream.
Strawberries and raspberries are the stars of this version. I used a sweet red wine and cinnamon to balance the flavor. Vanilla pudding makes this an easy treat.
Rote Grütze
Rote Grütze

Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding)


  • 6 cups of red berries (raspberries, cherries, blackberries, red currants, etc)
  • 3/4 cup red wine (I sued Gallo Sweet Red)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons of water (or lemon if more tartness is desired)
  • Vanilla Pudding


  • In a large saucepan, combine berries, wine, cinnamon stick, and sugar. Cook over low heat until berries are very soft but still have texture, about 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and water until dissolved. Add starch mixture to the berries and stir well to avoid lumps. Simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick, and pour the berry mixture into a bowl or container.
  • Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, then cover and thicken in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  • Serve with pudding, ice cream or with vanilla flavored sauce.
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Food for Thought…try Rote Grütze several ways and let me know which red fruits and vanilla sauce you liked best!

Thank you Cricket of Cricket’s Confectionsfor hosting our event.

Thanks Marion from Life Tastes Goodfor managing this event!

Happy Octoberfest everyone! Enjoy all these great recipe ideas from Sunday Supper.

Appetizers (Vorspeisen)

Breakfast (Frühstück)

Condiments (Würze)

Dessert (Nachtisch)

Main Dish (Hauptgericht)

Side Dish (Beigabe)

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25 Responses to Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding) #SundaySupper

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  2. Hezzi-D says:

    This sounds like a delicious dessert! I love fruit and pudding together
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  3. Caroline says:

    Sounds tasty and love how easy it is too.
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  5. I love this recipe!
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  9. All the fruit in this sound fab. Totally my kind of dessert … or breakfast.
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  12. Liz says:

    Oh, boy, what a beautiful, scrumptious dessert! Love this combo of berries and pudding!
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  13. Mindy says:

    I have never heard of this, but it looks and sounds amazing!
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  14. Tara says:

    Looks so beautiful! Love the contrast of the berries with the vanilla custard.
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  15. This sounds like a wonderful dessert. Very elegant looking.
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