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Rødgrød med Fløde (Danish Red Berry Compote with Cream)

Rødgrød med Fløde (Danish Red Berry Compote with Cream) is a simple and traditional Danish dessert which uses seasonal berries and here I use strawberries.
Course Dessert, Pudding
Cuisine Danish
Keyword compote, danish, strawberry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 500 g strawberries hulled
  • 125 g granulated sugar
  • 125 ml water
  • ½ vanilla pod seeds scraped (optional)
  • 8 tsp 40 mls corn flour
  • Extra water


  • Extra granulated sugar for drizzling
  • Cream double, single or whipped


  • Cut the strawberries in half or quarters if very big, you want even sized pieces.
  • Place the strawberries, sugar, water, vanilla pod and seeds into a pan and stir well to mix.
  • Bring to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  • Cook for 5 – 8 minutes.
  • Add enough water to the cornflour to make a thin watery paste.
  • Gradually pour the paste into the strawberries, stirring constantly and carry on simmering for about another minute until the mixture thickens to the consistency of pie filling. (If the strawberry mixture doesn’t thicken add a little more corn flour and water mixture).
  • Pour the Rødgrød into a serving bowl and drizzle with a little sugar to prevent a skin forming.
  • Served warm or cold with cream or milk.