Monday, July 6, 2015

Raspberry Fool

I'm no fool.  But I may very well be in love with the Pioneer Woman.  Don't tell Mrs. BA.  We used to have raspberry bushes in my backyard growing up.  I tried to get them to grow at the launchpad, but they didn't take.  I may have to try again.  Raspberries may very well be my most favorite fruit.  And so when you add in fresh whipped cream?  I'm done. 

Raspberry Fool
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 8

  • 3 cups Raspberries, plus a few more for serving 
  • 1/4 cup Sugar 
  • 3 Tablespoons Raspberry Liqueur (or you may just use water) - but if you've got the Chambord, use it!
  • 2 cups cold Heavy Cream 
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar 
  • 8 whole Vanilla Wafers (or other cookie)
  • Fresh Mint Sprigs, for garnish (optional)

In a bowl, stir together the raspberries, sugar, and liqueur (or water) and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Whip the cream with the powdered sugar until soft peaks form.

Mash the raspberries with a fork until all the liquid and fruit are mashed together.

Spoon half the fruit into the cream and fold once or twice with a rubber spatula; do not overmix!

Add half of the remaining fruit and fold once or twice. If you want more fruit, add the rest; if not, use remaining fruit puree as a garnish on top.

Serve in pretty glasses with crumbed cookies on top!

***Best if made right before serving.

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