Blueberry Fool
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 2-3
A simple summer dessert, based on a traditional English fruit and cream "fool".
  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6-8 whole blueberries, optional garnish
  1. Using either a blender or processor, purée ¾ cup blueberries with the sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Strain the purée through a fine sieve into a small bowl. Press hard on the solids to get as much purée as possible. Set the purée aside and discard solids.
  3. Pour the chilled cream into a chilled bowl. Add the vanilla and beat with an electric mixer on high speed until cream holds stiff peaks.
  4. Pour the purée into the cream. Add the remaining ¾ cup blueberries and gently fold together.
  5. Spoon into individual dessert glasses. Garnish with additional berries. Chill for 1 hour. Serve.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at