Rose Gelatin with Blackberries

Rose Gelatin with Blackberries is deceptively simple to make.
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (about 1 1/2 envelopes)
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon rose wine
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, strained


  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 2 cups of cold water and let stand for 5 minutes to soften.

  2. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of wine, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of blackberries to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour the hot wine mixture through a strainer into the gelatin and discard the cooked blackberries. Stir in the lemon juice and stir the mixture until the gelatin is dissolved.

  3. Place 1 blackberry in each of four 3/4-cup ramekins or custard cups and divide the liquid among them. Chill the gelatins, covered, until set, about 5 hours.

  4. In a small bowl, sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar over the remaining blackberries. Add the remaining tablespoon of wine and toss to coat the berries.

  5. Dip the bottom of each mold into a bowl of warm water for 5 seconds and invert onto chilled dessert plates. Spoon the blackberries around each gelatin and serve.

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  • susanmay 3 May, 2010

    My keyboard doesn't have accent marks for French, but I'm pretty sure the wine she means is pronounced "rosay". It's dark pink in color. You can find it most anywhere. I think my daughters are making this recipe for Mother's Day. Sounds delicious, and very pretty.

  • DoctorMelba 8 Jul, 2009

    Does anyone know what "rose wine" is? Is it pink wine, or wine made from roses? If the latter, where would it be found?