Mulled wine compote dessert aka Glühwein Grütze in German is a delicious dessert for the holidays.
Mulled wine is not only a great drink but also makes a wonderful winter dessert. This recipe is a winter version of the famous Rote Grütze (red berry compote) dessert.
You can make this recipe with all kinds of mulled wine aka in German called Gluhwein. You can use bought mulled wine or make one of my favorite recipes that you can find on this blog:
White Cinnamon Glühwein
For the alcohol-free version, simply replace the wine with red grape or cherry juice and omit the rum completely.
For a red mulled wine version you best use berries or a berry blend, cherries or plums. You can use frozen or fresh fruit.
For a white mulled wine version pears, apples or citrus fruit are an amazing ingredient for this delicious dessert.
Winter spices like cinnamon and cloves give this dessert a wonderful flavor that tastes like Christmas
What To Serve With Mulled Wine Compote Dessert
There are many ways to serve this elegant dessert, it is wonderful cold and warm.
Serve with a dollop of heavy whipping cream or vanilla sauce. The mulled wine compote is also an amazing wonderful topping for vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. One of my favorite combination are Bavarian Cream and mulled wine compote and quark creme dessert with the delicious topping.
You can also use the mulled wine compote as filling for cupcakes, cakes or pancake topping.
Mulled Wine Dessert Recipe
Mulled Wine Dessert - Glühwein Grütze
- 2 cups mulled wine
- ¼ cup rum
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding 3.4 oz.
- 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 48 oz. frozen berry medley alternatively cherries, plums, apples or pears
- Pour mulled wine and the rum to a medium sized pot.
- Add the instant vanilla pudding, cinnamon powder and vanilla extract, and whisk the mixture until everything is well blended and smooth.
- Heat on medium-high for 5 min.
- Add the frozen berries and mix carefully.
- Shut off heat and allow to sit until berries are defrosted.
- Serve warm or allow to cool in case your prefer to serve cold.