You were probably expecting red, white and blue since it’s the 4th of July. Cut me some slack. Red and blue make purple and this dish is quite purpley. It’s also quite simple, even more so if you skip the shortcake.
- 2 cups blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tsp water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 shortcakes
- 1 pint or more vanilla ice cream
Bring wine to a boil and whisk in brown sugar. Lower heat to medium and add blackberries, smashing with a potato ricer. Cook until reduced and syrupy. Stir in spices and cornstarch mix. Allow to thicken, which should happen fast. Add blueberries, stir to incorporate and take off heat. Allow to cool.
To assemble: Layer pieces of shortcake, berry mix and ice cream in parfait glasses or bowls. If desired, top with tiny American flags.