Sagu do Vinho (posted 04/14/2020 by Paul T)
A friend of mine from Brazil shared this refreshing warm-weather dessert with me years ago. Don't let the tapioca scare you off; this isn't your grandma's tapioca pudding.
1 cup tapioca beads (small)
1 cup water
3 cups grape or cranberry juice or 2 cups of red wine mixed with 1 cup water
sugar to taste
In a thick bottomed saucepan bring the water, juice/wine mixture to the boil with the tapioca pearls. Reduce the heat, add the sugar and cook over low heat for about 35 - 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost all pearls become clear, almost transparent. Add more juice or wine, if necessary. Pour into a serving bowl or on individual martini or wine glasses and serve cold.