Berry and Banana Terrine Recipe

Beautiful summer season berry and banana dessert terrine, a gelatin and white grape juice base, stuffed with recent berries and bananas.


Photography Credit:
Elise Bauer

This berry and banana terrine is certainly one of my favourite summer season desserts. It’s so fairly!

It’s full of potpourri of berries, speckled with banana slices, and held collectively with a grape-juice primarily based gelatin.

Think Jello, however a grown-up, refined model, with all pure substances and far much less sugar.

Berry Banana Terrine

I first acquired the concept from a Martha Stewart recipe in her (now defunct) Every Day Food journal from years in the past. Since then we’ve made variations with rhubarb, nectarines, cherries, and pluots. Basically any simply slice-able fruit will do.

You can layer the fruit in order that while you slice the terrine you get an ornamental sample (pink white and blue for patriotic holidays), or do what I’ve finished right here and simply toss all of them collectively in a jumble.

It’s all good. Every chunk comes with an explosion of fruit. Enjoy!

Recipe and photographs up to date, first printed 2006

Berry and Banana Terrine Recipe



  • 2 envelopes (1/four ounce every) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups white grape juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 6 cups of blended recent berries and slices of banana (berries can embrace blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and sliced or quartered strawberries)


1 Soften the gelatin: Put 1/four cup of the white grape juice right into a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the grape juice and let sit for two to three minutes whereas the gelatin softens.

2 Make grape juice gelatin base: Put one other 1/four cup of the white grape juice and a 1/2 cup of sugar right into a saucepan and warmth on medium excessive warmth till the sugar has dissolved.

Remove from warmth and stir within the gelatin combination till it has dissolved. Stir within the remaining 1 1/2 cups of grape juice.

three Put fruit in loaf pan, cowl with grape juice gelatin combination: Put the berries and banana slices in a 4×8 loaf pan. Pour the grape juice combination over the berries, and press down on the berries to submerge them into the juice/gelatin combination.

four Chill: Cover with plastic wrap. Chill within the fridge till agency, three hours.

5 Un-mold: To un-mold, fill a basin half-way with scorching water. Carefully decrease the underside of the loaf pan into the new water and maintain for five to eight seconds. This will soften the gelatin on the fringe of the pan, serving to it to launch.

Run a uninteresting knife across the fringe of the pan as effectively.

Place a serving platter topside down on prime of the loaf pan and switch the entire thing over. Shake gently to launch the mildew.

Slice to serve.

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