Cherry And Amaranth Dessert Casserole

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I’m always trying to come up with new recipes and this one is an adaptation of a tyrolean dessert which can be done with other grains such as rice and with any type of fruit (roasted apples and raspberries are also a good combination). This specific one uses amaranth, an ancient grain with fresh seasonal cherries. Hope you like it. – BacktoBasics

  • 3/4 cups amaranth
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 2 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Gently boil amaranth in 1ΒΌ cup water along with cinnamon sticks for approximately 25 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Let cool.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 325 Fahrenheit.
  3. In a bowl mix egg-yolk, sugar, vanilla essence and amaranth.
  4. Whip egg-white and gently fold into the mass.
  5. In an overproof dish layer cherries and amaranth mix.
  6. Bake approximately 25-30 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit
  7. Can be served with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh raspberries and is also good room temperature.


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