Black Currant–Flavored Fruit Salad

(Cassis Macedoine en Gelee)

When making this molded dessert, be sure to add the fruit only after the gelatin has partially set; if you add the berries at the beginning, they’ll sink or float instead of remaining suspended throughout.


  • 6 cups black currant nectar or black cherry juice
  • 3 (1⁄4-oz.) packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 (3-oz.) packet lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups mixed raspberries and blackberries
  • Crème fraîche or whipped cream


Step 1

Lightly oil a 9-cup fluted tube pan with canola oil. Heat 2 cups of the black currant nectar or black cherry juice in a saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Whisk in unflavored gelatin and lemon-flavored gelatin until dissolved.

Step 2

Stir in remaining 4 cups of black currant nectar or black cherry juice; ladle mixture into prepared mold. Chill until partially set, 1 1⁄2–2 hours.

Step 3

Scatter raspberries and blackberries over the black currant mixture; stir to distribute evenly. Chill until set, about 6 hours or overnight. Dip pan into a bowl of hot water for 5 seconds; invert salad onto a plate. Fill center with crème fraîche or whipped cream.

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