Summer Fruit Terrine
|3 tbFresh Lemon Juice|
|FOR THE SAUCE|
|2 lgPeaches; (about 1 pound)|
|1/2 cSeedless green grapes;|
|1 1/2 cRaspberries|
|1 cDry white wine|
|2 Envelopesunflavored gelatin|
|3 tbFresh Lemon Juice|
|16 smStrawberries; hulled and sliced lengthwise, up to 18|
|2 1/4 cRaspberry peach sauce|
|4 lgPeaches; (about 2 pounds)|
|sprigsMint; for garnish|
Summer Fruit Terrine Preparation
To make the summer fruit terrine: In a saucepan combine the wine, the sugar, the lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and add 2 of the peaches, peeled, halved, and pitted, cut sides down. Simmer the peaches for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they are very tender, and transfer them with a slotted spoon to a blender. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid and blend the mixture until it is smooth. In a small saucepan sprinkle the gelatin over 1/3 cup cold water, let it soften for 5 minutes, and heat the mixture over low heat, stirring, until the gelatin is dissolved. With the motor running add the gelatin mixture in a stream to the peach mixture until it is combined well. (There will be about 2-1/2 cups peach puree.) Line a 5- to 6-cup terrine or loaf pan with plastic wrap and pour into it about 1/4 cup of the peach puree, or enough to just cover the bottom. Arrange half the strawberries, cut sides down, in one layer on the peach puree and pour enough of the peach puree over the strawberry layer to just cover it. Peel, halve, and pit the remaining 2 peaches, slice them thin, and in a bowl toss them with 1/4 cup of the peach puree. Arrange half the peach slices, overlapping them slightly, over the strawberry layer and pour enough of the remaining peach puree over the peach layer to just cover it. In a small bowl toss the raspberries and the blueberries with 1/4 cup of the peach puree and arrange the berries in one layer over the peaches. Pour enough of the remaining peach puree into the terrine to just cover the berries, in the bowl toss the grapes with about 2 tablespoons of the remaining puree, and arrange them in one layer over the berries. Pour enough of the remaining puree into the terrine to just cover the grape layer, arrange the remaining peaches in one layer, overlapping them slightly, over the grapes, and pour enough of the remaining puree over the peaches to just cover them. Arrange the remaining strawberries, cut sides up, in one layer over the peaches and cover them with remaining puree. Chill the terrine for 1 hour, or until it is just set, cover it with plastic wrap, and chill it overnight. Remove the plastic wrap from the top of the terrine, invert the terrine onto a serving plate, and peel off the plastic wrap carefully. Cut the terrine into 3/4-inch slices with a serrated knife and serve it with the sauce and the mint sprigs. To make the raspberry peach sauce: In a saucepan combine the sugar, the lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. In a blender puree the peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped, and raspberries with the sugar syrup until the mixture is smooth and force the mixture through a fine sieve set over a bowl, discarding the solids. Chill the sauce, covered, for a least 1 hour or overnight. Makes 2-1/4 cups. Serves 4 to 6. Gourmet July 1991
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