Blackberry Fool

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 pints blackberries (hold 6 blackberries back for topping)

1/4 cup granulated sugar 

3 tablespoons blackberry liqueur 

2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream 

1/4 cup powdered sugar 

6 ladyfingers 

6 sprigs fresh mint, to decorate 


  1. Add the blackberries to a bowl, sprinkle over the granulated sugar and blackberry liqueur and let steep 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the cream and powdered sugar to the bowl of a mixer and whip to soft peaks. Mash the blackberries with a fork, and then fold them into the cream.
  3. Spoon the fool into individual glasses. Crush some ladyfingers on top. Top each with a sprig of mint and a whole blackberry!
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