Summer Fruit Fool


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

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 4 ounces blackcurrants and redcurrants
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
In This Recipe

Directions

  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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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

lapadia July 8, 2011
A great recipe, and I love your photo!
 
AntoniaJames July 5, 2011
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!
 
Author Comment
This L. July 4, 2011
Drbaba and gingerroot - thanks! I obviously did the syrup making at the stove - she just did the whisking, and decorating - a good job too.
 
drbabs July 4, 2011
How sweet! My daughter would have wanted chocolate, too.
 
gingerroot July 4, 2011
Summer yum! Will definitely be making this with my two (6 & 3 1/2) soon.
 
Author Comment
This L. July 8, 2011
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!