Desserts, gelatins, prosecco and summer fruit terrine 1 Desserts, gelatins, prosecco and summer fruit terrine 2

4 cups mixed fruit, such as blueberries, thinly sliced peeled peaches, and halved seedless green grapes

2-¾ teaspoons unflavored gelatin (from two ¼ ounce envelopes)

2 cups Prosecco (an Italian sparkling wine)

½ cup sugar

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  1. Arrange fruit in a 1-½ quart glass, ceramic or nonstick terrine or loaf pan.
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over ¼ cup Prosecco in a small bowl and let stand for 1 minute to soften.
  1. Meanwhile, combine 1 cup Prosecco and sugar in a 1 quart saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add gelatin mixture and stir until gelatin dissolves.  Stir in the remaining ¾ cup Prosecco and lemon juice, then transfer to a metal bowl set in a larger bowl of ice and cold water.  Cool mixture, stirring occasionally, just to room temperature.
  1. Slowly pour Prosecco mixture over fruit. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, at least 6 hours.
  1. To unmold, dip pan in a large pan of hot water for 3 to 5 seconds to loosen terrine. Invert a serving plate over terrine and invert terrine onto plate.  The terrine can be refrigerated for up to 3 days;  unmold just before serving.

NOTE:  If you would prefer individual serving terrines, use six 8-ounce ceramic or stainless steel molds and 2 cups of fruit and double the gelatin mixture.  Once gelatin is at room temperature, spoon 3 tablespoons into each mold, then chill 1 hour to set (Keep remaining gelatin at room temperature).  Arrange 1/3 cup of fruit in each mold and divide remaining gelatin mixture among molds.  Chill, covered, until firm, at least 6 hours.

from The Gourmet Cookbook


SERVE WITH:  Lemon icebox cookies

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