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Light Berry Pudding (Kissel)

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Today I would like to share with you the recipe for dessert, very popular in Europe – kissel. This dessert is made with any sour fruits and berries and a starch. The recipe is very versatile: add less starch and you will get a fruit soup, or add more starch and enjoy a fruit pudding. I prefer the second option :) The kissel dessert is usually served on its own, or with sour cream or yogurt, or with ice cream. Also, some prefer pouring it on pancakes. This is one of the favorite desserts from my childhood, but only recently I started making this kissel pudding by myself. The recipe is very easy, you need just a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make it. I highly recommend you to try this recipe, you won’t be disappointed!

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About kissel’s nutritional value. This is a low-calorie dessert (only 68 calories per one serving), it’s naturally fat free, and it’s loaded with vitamin C and manganese, thanks to strawberries and blueberries. Dessert can be stored in a fridge for up to one week, but we usually consume the whole batch in one-two days :)

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Ingredients:
Strawberries, diced – 2 cups*
Blueberries – 1 cup*
Water – 3 cup + 1 cup cold water
Potato Starch – 4 tbsp**
Sugar – 3 tsp
Truvia baking blend – 2 tsp***

* Use any sour fruits and berries, 3 cups in total. You can use frozen berries as well.
** I tried using corn starch first but my kissel came out whitish, which didn’t look appealing to me.
*** Not a fan of stevia? Replace it with 2 tbsp of your favorite sugar.

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1. Combine berries, sugar and water (3 cups), bring to boil in a large saucepan.
2. Dissolve potato starch in 1 cup of cold water. Make sure there are no lumps left.
3. Pour the starch mixture into the fruit soup, stirring constantly. Bring back to the boil and remove IMMEDIATELY from the heat.
4. Pour kissel into individual bowls and chill in the fridge for a few hours, until it thickens completely. I usually leave it overnight.
Serve as is or with whipped cream, yogurt, or ice-cream.

Bon appétit!

Basic information:
▪ Prep time: 5 min
▪ Total time: 5 min + >3 hours for chilling
▪ Serves: 6
▪ WW (Weight Watchers PointPlus) points = 2

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Have you heard about kissel before?
What fruits and berries would you like to use for your kissel?

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  • lynn says:

    Looks yummy! I just made a version with cranberries and it is chilling in the fridge right now. Can’t wait to try it tonight. Your version, with the strawberries and blueberries, looks great.

    February 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm
  • Breanna Reitsma says:

    When you chill in the fridge overnight do you cover with serran wrap?

    April 3, 2013 at 6:46 am
    • Lana says:

      Hi Breanna,

      Yes, I usually do, although you can chill it without wrapping. Just make sure there are no other foods with strong aroma around, like fish:)

      Happy baking!
      -Lana

      April 3, 2013 at 10:49 am
  • Max says:

    I made this yesterday and it was really simple. I used frozen cherries and black currant. Very nice option for a low-calorie snack.

    March 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm
  • Wilma says:

    This is very popular in Sweden and can be bought ready-made in the store. We usually serve it with milk as a snack or dessert.

    March 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm

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