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“Entered for safe-keeping, I was intrigued by the bread shell to hold the berry compote. From First for Women, 6/27/11.”
8hrs 7mins
3 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 slices white bread, like Pepperidge Farm
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 12 cup mixed berry preserves, like Hero of America
  • 14 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups strawberries or 4 cups assorted berries, divided


  1. Line 6 half-cup ramekins with enough plastic wrap to hang over sides. Cut bread into rounds and strips to fit bottoms and sides of ramekins.
  2. In saucepan over medium heat, bring juice, jam, and sugar to a boil, stirring; cook 3 minutes more.
  3. Add half the berries; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in remaining berries; strain, reserving juice.
  5. Dip bread in juice and line ramekins. Divide berry mixture evenly among ramekins.
  6. Wrap in plastic; chill overnight.
  7. Unmold; drizzle with remaining fruit juice.

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