Nothing says summer like the fresh ripe berries that are available this time of the year. Though they are often on sale now, it can still be expensive to buy enough to prepare a truly good fresh berry dessert. A little extravagance with the quantity of berries makes all the difference for this recipe. To save money, take the time to buy your berries from the farmer’s market or try to find a pick-your-own place to buy the berries in bulk. When all else fails, you can also substitute frozen berries in this recipe.
Tapioca can be found on the baking isle in the grocery store, normally tucked far away on the top shelf. It is made from the cassava root and works as at thickener in this recipe. As the berries cook and release their juices, it is absorbed by the tapioca to create a thicker, more pudding-like filling.
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