Sunday, July 31, 2011

Raspberry Fool

I bought all these lovely raspberries from the farmers market yesterday. I ate a ton of them before I could even get them in the fridge! I wanted to do something for dessert with the rest of them. It was sunny and warm here so I decided on something oven free. 

Raspberry fool seemed like the perfect thing!

What you need,

1 lb of fresh raspberries
½ cup sugar
1 lime, juiced and zested
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek style because it is what I had)

First place the raspberries in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add in the lime juice and zest, stir to combine. Stir in the sugar. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes until the sugar dissolves.  Now at this point you could put the mixture in a fine mesh strainer to get rid of the seeds. I didn’t, it was fine but if you don’t like the seeds, strain it.
Next in a large cold bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold in the yogurt. Stir in the raspberry mixture gently, that way you won’t loose too much of the air from the whip cream.
Divide the mixture into small dessert bowls and stash in the fridge for a couple of hours.

It was a lovely dessert! It is light and fluffy and a little tart and sweet all at the same time.
A perfect summer dessert. It would be good with blueberries or strawberries too!

Give this fool a chance; you will be happy you did!!



  1. Nice! This will be great with the berries from my own backyard!! This was one of Henry the 8th's favorite treats!! Thanks for sharing this with us all! Can't wait to make it!! Yummy!!

  2. I have so much cream in the fridge right now and I've been wanting to try a fool for ages. This might actually happen this week. Yours looks just gorgeous!