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Easy Blueberry Fool


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

  • Servings: 4

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 4 dessert dishes, and spoon remaining sauce over tops.

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