Summer Fruit Fool

By • July 3, 2011 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: Light and summery, this dessert is perfect for hot days. It is so easy my four-year old made most of it - that is why it is decorated with Cadbury's chocolate buttons.This Little Piggy (Lisa)

Makes enough for 4

  • 5 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 4 ounces blackcurrants and redcurrants
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Put all the berries together in a pan, reserving a few raspberries for later to go in the bottom of each serving glass. Add the maple syrup and heat over a low-medium heat. Gently bring to a simmer, then heat for a few more minutes on a low heat. Sieve into another bowl and cool either in the fridge or in a bowl in a larger bowl of iced water.
  2. Whisk the heavy cream in a large bowl until it forms thick peaks. Then add the mascarpone cream and continue to whisk but at a lower speed. Pour in the sieved (now cool) liquid and stir.
  3. Put a few raspberries at the bottom of each glass, then fill with the pink mixture. Decorate with grated chocolate, or chocolate Buttons if you find yourself bullied by a four year old.
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Tags: can be made ahead, kid-friendly, Summer

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about 3 years ago lapadia

A great recipe, and I love your photo!


about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Wonderful recipe. Love the chocolate button garnish, too. ;o) P.S. I am envious beyond words that you can get fresh red and black currants!


about 3 years ago This Little Piggy (Lisa)

Drbaba and gingerroot - thanks! I obviously did the syrup making at the stove - she just did the whisking, and decorating - a good job too.


about 3 years ago drbabs

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How sweet! My daughter would have wanted chocolate, too.


about 3 years ago gingerroot

Summer yum! Will definitely be making this with my two (6 & 3 1/2) soon.


about 3 years ago This Little Piggy (Lisa)

My 4 1/2 year old did all the mixing, I just did the work at the stove! So your two will definitely be able to help!