Raspberry Fruit Fool
Raspberry Fruit Fool is a popular British dessert. Fresh raspberries are mixed with lemon juice and honey. Served simply with whipped cream, this is the perfect no-bake, easy summer dessert.
A lot of British foods have strange and silly names and this ‘fool’ is no exception. Commonly known just as a fruit fool, this dessert can be made with any type of berry fruit. Dating back to 1598, the most common fruit used was gooseberries but since has evolved into many recipes using many different type of fruit like apples, strawberries and even rhubarb as gooseberries are used less these days.
It is said the name ‘fool’ derived from the French word ‘fouler‘ meaning to crush or press which is what is done to the berries to release their sweet juices. Don’t quote me on that because the origin is still a little fuzzy.
This really is the easiest summer dessert you can make. You don’t have to be limited to the traditional recipe, why be boring? Mix it up!
Healthy option: This raspberry fruit fool would be delicious as a summer breakfast item. Instead of whipped cream you could substitute low fat Greek yogurt. Make a batch and keep in the fridge for a cool breakfast every morning.
Change up the fruit: There is so much delicious fruit in season right now from all the berries to peaches. You could even go tropical and use mango and papaya.
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5 Comments on “Raspberry Fruit Fool”
You can’t beat fresh raspberries and whipped cream! YUM!
Great how easy it is to make and looks beautiful! Can’t wait until raspberries are ripe in my aunt’s garden 🙂
It sounds delicious. Very refreshing for summer and perfect for the fresh raspberries showing up in our grocery and farmer’s market soon.
This is the ultimate summer dessert! Raspberries are my favorite!
I love a simple dessert like this: 5 ingredients including the garnish! Berry season is upon us!