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Prosecco Gelée with Raspberries and Gold

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By Dede Wilson

Makes about 6 servings

Do you like sparkling wine? In the mood for something sweet and elegant. Then this is the perfect dessert. A fruity, sparkling prosecco gently set with gelatin and assembled in clear glass goblets with fresh raspberries and edible gold. Festive for New Year’s Eve or any time you want a spirited, adult dessert. Choose your beverage well; you want something with an aromatic, elegant fruity profile to complement the berries.

Ingredients:

  • 1, 750 ml. bottle sparkling white wine, prosecco or Champagne (we used Italian organic Ceredello prosecco; its fruity aroma works with the berries perfectly)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1, 6 ounce package fresh raspberries (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 2 sheets of 23-karat gold leaf (optional)

Directions:

  1. Have 6 clear champagne glasses ready. (Their volume can vary but between 4 and 8 ounces is best).

  2. Pour about half the bottle of wine in a saucepan; you can do this by eye. Gently stir in sugar and allow any bubbles to subside. Sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the wine; do not let it clump in one spot. Allow the gelatin to soften for 5 minutes. Heat over medium heat, occasionally whisking gently for a few minutes or until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and gently whisk in remaining sparkling wine. Let the mixture sit for a few moments for bubbles and foam to subside and skim off any remaining.

  3. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and check texture. You want to catch it just as it is thickening. Check every 10 to 20 minutes until it has thickened but is still pourable.

  4. Pour a little of the gelatin mixture into the prepared mold (or your glasses). Add a few berries and a bit of gold, which you can put in place with a tweezer. Add more gelatin mixture and repeat with fruit and gold until you have used up all of the gelatin. (You might have fruit left over.)

  5. Refrigerate overnight. Serve cold with extra berries, if you like.

Bakepedia Tips

The recipe can easily be doubled.

The gold leaf can be purchased at art supply stores or from http://www.goldleafcompany.com/goldleaf.html. You do have to buy a package of 25 sheets and it will cost you almost $50, but it literally lasts forever and per sheet, it isn’t that expensive, especially considering the visual drama it creates!

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