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Under 30 Minutes

Blackberry Fool

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  • Servings: 8
Blackberry Fool

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2008


  • 2 cups blackberries (8 ounces total), plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a blender, combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice; blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula to push through. Discard seeds; transfer 1/2 cup berry puree to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate; reserve for topping.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cream and vanilla; whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold remaining berry puree into cream. Spoon mixture into custard cups. Cover loosely and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to overnight). To serve, drizzle blackberry fools with reserved berry puree, and garnish with blackberries.

Reviews (6)

  • Ranee Scott 12 Jul, 2013

    I have made this recipe twice and my family loves it. We have huge blackberry bushes so our berries are nice and fresh. However, I would recommend this: It is something that needs to be ate very shortly after making. I even used frozen berries the first time. I did whip by hand once and it seemed thicker than the time I used my stand mixer to whip. For a quick treat this is an awesome recipe.

  • Saligator 19 Aug, 2012

    This was a good dessert, but not great. Mine came out a little thin, despite having good peaks on the cream before folding in the berries. As it rested in the fridge, it lost its stiffness, and when we did go to eat it, it was really like the consistency of "cool whip" that has been left out on the counter for an hour or so...

  • BoogieLove 29 Jul, 2009

    I love, love, love blackberries and will try this on Friday night!

  • lovemybilly 28 Jul, 2009

    can you use blueberrys for this?

  • terrie-bear 28 Jul, 2009

    It says it serves 8.

  • melmarra 28 Jul, 2009

    how much does this make and how many does it serve?

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