Recipe: Fresh Fruit Fool

This ageless British dessert is as easy as they get!

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Blend fruit, layer with heavy cream and presto!

Fresh fruit fool, an ageless British dessert, is really as simple as coarsely puréed fresh fruit, sugar to taste and whipped cream

It doesn’t get any easier than this!


  • 6 ounces fresh fruit (any combination of 
mango, papaya, kiwi, strawberry, blueberry)

  • Honey or berry sugar to taste (the amount 
depends on fruit ripeness)

  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

  • 2 Tbsp. icing sugar


  1. Peel and seed the fruit (if required).
  2. Purée using a stick blender or food processor.
  3. Taste at this point to see how much sugar or honey you need to add, as this depends entirely on the fruit’s ripeness and seasonality. Set aside.
  4. Whip the heavy cream with the icing sugar until soft peaks form.
  5. Layer the fruit and cream alternately in 4 lowball glasses or glass sundae dishes, ensuring that you push the fruit up the sides of the glass or dish so that the vibrancy of the fruit shows through.
  6. Top with a few whole berries and chill for at least an hour before serving.

Serves 4.

Recipe courtesy Caren McSherry from the Gourmet Warehouse

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