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- Makes: 4 to 6 servings
Foolin' around No one knows how fools (a centuries-old blend of whipped cream and fruit) got their playful name. Maybe it's because, with just 4 ingredients, you'd be foolish not to make one!
1 1/2 cups fruit (such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, thinly sliced strawberries, finely chopped peeled peaches, finely chopped peeled mango, finely chopped apricots or peeled kiwi fruit)
1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Additional fruit (optional)
For fruit: In a large mixing bowl, combine the fruit and 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes. In a food processor or blender, add 1 cup of the fruit mixture. Cover and process or blend until pureed. Stir pureed fruit back into fruit in bowl. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until cold.
For whipped cream: In a chilled medium mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and the vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer using chilled beaters on medium speed until almost stiff peaks form.
With a rubber spatula gently fold the pureed fruit into the whipped cream mixture. To serve, divide the swirled fool among four to six small dessert glasses or dishes. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours before serving.
- Rhubarb Fool Slice 8 ounces fresh rhubarb (measure 1 1/2 cups). If using frozen, thaw 1 1/2 cups sliced frozen rhubarb; set aside. In a small saucepan, stir together 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon finely snipped crystallized ginger and, if desired, 1 strip orange peel. Bring to boiling; stir in rhubarb. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until rhubarb is very tender. Remove the orange peel, if using. If using fresh rhubarb, stir in 1 to 2 drops red food coloring, if desired. Cool to room temperature. In a food processor or blender, add rhubarb mixture. Cover and process or blend mixture until pureed. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Proceed as directed in Step 2.
Servings Per Recipe 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 15, carb. (g) 24, Folate (µg) 20, Fat, total (g) 25, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, chol. (mg) 85, sodium (mg) 86, vit. C (mg) 12, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, fiber (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monosaturated fat (g) 8, Niacin (mg) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, iron (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 55, sugar (g) 13, Potassium (mg) 128, vit. A (IU) 908, pro. (g) 3, cal. (kcal) 329