Berry and Banana Terrine


This berry and banana terrine is an easy and beautiful way to serve summer berries with bananas for added sweetness. Think Jello but packed with fruit. And instead of neon artificial colored Jello, you use unflavored gelatin with white grape juice – a healthier, prettier, and tastier alternative.

Berry and Banana Terrine Recipe

  • Prep time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8.


  • 2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups of mixed fresh berries and slices of banana (berries can include boysenberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)


1 In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup grape juice; let soften 2 to 3 minutes.

2 Heat sugar with another 1/4 cup grape juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in softened gelatin until dissolved, then stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups grape juice.

3 Place berries in a 4-by-8-inch (6 cup capacity) loaf pan; pour gelatin mixture over, pressing berries gently to submerge completely (remove a few berries if necessary.) Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.

4 To unmold, dip bottom of pan in hot water about 5 seconds. Invert onto a serving platter, and shake firmly to relase. Slice to serve.

Serve with whipped cream.

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Adapted from Everyday Food.

Vegan version made with agar from Fatfree Vegan Kitchen.

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  • Alisha

    Hello, I was just wondering if this needs to be served and eaten the same day it’s made or will it last a few days in the fridge? I’ve never made something like this and I don’t know how well homemade gelatin keeps.

  • Susan

    This is just what I have been looking for! It looks amazing!
    Do you think it would work with a rose sparkling wine instead of the grape juice? :D

    Worth a try! Let us know how it turns out if you go for it. ~Elise

  • Laila

    Thought you would like to know the terrine was a big hit, especially with me. It set well.
    Everyone was impressed by the presentation and it was absolutely delicious. The Terrine was so delicious – people came around for seconds.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe idea.

  • Laila

    Hi from New Zealand, Christchurch.
    I was given a task of making cake for a birthday tonight.
    I made a chocolate and almond cake, when I was surfing the net for a fruit salad I came across to this site. I made this recipe just now.
    When I was shopping for the ingredients in the supermarket (New World) couldn’t find white grape juice. I found sparkling white grape juice (Grapetiser), and used it. And used strawberries, cherries, banana, red currants and blueberries. Now I hope it sets and I don’t get embarrassed in front of family and friends in the party. I will keep my fingers crossed.

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