With only 4 ingredients, you can whip up this Raspberry Fool in no time! It’s an impressive dessert throughout the year, but it’s especially nice during the holidays!
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I am excited to be joining some of my bloggy friends for a fun Merry Berry Holiday Hop! Originally, I had intended on sharing a berry cheesecake recipe …. but that didn’t turn out so well. I need to work on that recipe a bit before I can share it! LOL. It was not good, y’all. Not good at all. I couldn’t even salvage it.
In hindsight, I believe everything happens for a reason. If I shared a cheesecake, I might not have shared this awesomely easy Raspberry Fool. I know it sounds like a weird name for a dessert – and I really can’t tell you too much about it except it is English. Traditionally, fruit was mixed into a custard – but now, many people (like me!) use a whipped cream base. No matter how you make it, it is ridiculously easy and you would be a fool if you didn’t give it a try! It looks very festive and impressive if I do say so myself. Definitely keep this in mind if you still need a dessert recipe for Christmas!
My bloggy friends made some yummy Merry Berry Holiday Desserts, too! Be sure to stop by and see what they made! They all look so tempting! Enjoy!
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- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 4 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Additional raspberries, for garnish (optional)
- Mint, for garnish (optional)
- In a medium bowl, combine the raspberries with 2 tbsp. of sugar. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. Place 1 cup of the raspberry mixture into a food processor or blender. Cover and process until the berries are pureed. Stir the pureed fruit back into the fruit in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, combine the heavy whipping cream, remaining 2 tbsp. sugar and vanilla in a chilled mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer using chilled beaters on medium speed until almost stiff peaks forms. Cover and refrigerate until ready to prepare the desserts.
- With a rubber spatula, gently fold the fruit into the whipped cream mixture, being careful to leave some visible swirls. Divide the mixture between 4 to 6 small dessert glasses. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours before serving.
- If desired, garnish with extra raspberries and/or mint leaves before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 23mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g