I was very excited about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, a dessert called Citrus-Berry Terrine. It is not like anything I’ve ever made before, and it’s probably one of those recipes I would not have made if not for participating in FFwD.
If this were an American dish it would be called “Jello mold”, but since it is French it gets to be an elegant terrine.
What is it exactly? First of all, a fruit juice “jello” (gelée in French) is made using orange juice, sugar, and unflavored gelatin. When the gelée is partially solidified, bite-size pieces of fruit are folded in. I used orange and grapefruit segments, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. The mixture is poured into a bread pan and allowed to chill until completely solidified.
This was a fun dish! The whole family enjoyed it. My daughter ate some for her afternoon snack and really liked it (she has always loved fruit). My husband surprised me by really liking this one as well (although he also loves fruit). I knew it was a winner when he asked if he could have seconds and then cut himself a thick slice!
Citrus-Berry Terrine makes a refreshing, light dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. I will be making this one again!