Fruit fool


  • 1/2 cups fruit( raspberries; blackberries; blueberries;thinly sliced strawberries; finely chopped apricots; or finely chopped, peeled peach, mango or kiwi fruit
  • 1-2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Additional fruit(opptional)
  • cookies(optional)


    step 1

    For fruit: In a large mixing bowl, combine the fruit and 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes. Place 1 cup of the fruit mixture in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until pureed. Stir pureed fruit back into fruit in bowl. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until cold.

    step 2

    For whipped cream: In a chilled medium mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and the vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer using chilled beaters on medium speed until almost-stiff peaks form.

    step 3

    To assemble, spoon about 1/8 of the whipped cream into a short drinking glass, followed by 1/8 of the fruit, another 1/8 of cream and another 1/8 of fruit. Gently swirl with a skewer. Repeat in four more glasses. (Or gently fold the pureed fruit into the whipped cream mixture, leaving visible swirls and spoon mixture into glasses.) Garnish with additional fruit or a cookie, if desired. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours before serving.