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Blueberry Fool

A fool is a simple dessert made with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

  • Servings: 4
Blueberry Fool

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 1994


  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries, washed and picked over
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a small, nonreactive saucepan, combine blueberries, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until blueberries begin to break down and juices boil and thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and transfer to a small bowl. Place bowl in a larger bowl of ice water, and stir mixture occasionally until cold.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form; fold in 1/3 cup of the blueberry sauce. Divide among four dessert dishes, and spoon remaining sauce over tops.

Reviews (1)

  • kaylarae 6 Sep, 2010

    This is one of my guiltiest of pleasures...... the whole time I'm thinking to myself, 'I can't believe I'm just eating whipped cream...... but this is so delicious! We mixed fresh blueberries in as well for texture. Really easy dessert!

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