Berry and Banana Terrine
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 cups white grape juice, divided
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
6 cups of mixed fresh berries and slices of banana
Soften the gelatin: Put 1/4 cup of the white grape juice into a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the grape juice and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes while the gelatin softens. Make grape juice gelatin base: Put another 1/4 cup of the white grape juice and a 1/2 cup of sugar into a saucepan and heat on medium high heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin mixture until it has dissolved. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of grape juice. Put fruit in loaf pan, cover with grape juice gelatin mixture: Put the berries and banana slices in a 4x8 loaf pan. Pour the grape juice mixture over the berries, and press down on the berries to submerge them into the juice/gelatin mixture. Chill: Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, 3 hours. Un-mold: To un-mold, fill a basin half-way with hot water. Carefully lower the bottom of the loaf pan into the hot water and hold for 5 to 8 seconds. This will melt the gelatin at the edge of the pan, helping it to release. Run a dull knife around the edge of the pan as well. Place a serving platter topside down on top of the loaf pan and turn the whole thing over. Shake gently to release the mold. Slice to serve.