Blueberry Fool

In the springtime across Ireland, locals know where to go hunting for the wild Irish blueberries known as fraughans (FROCK-ens). And one of the best ways to eat blueberries, wild or not, is in this simple dessert known as a fool. Simply cook blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or any other berry you like with a little sugar, puree them, and fold into softly whipped cream.

Sharon Bowers

Blueberry Fool

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    1 pint fresh blueberries 2 cups whipping cream
    1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla


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    • 1

      Put the blueberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and cook just until the berries release their juice and some start to burst, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

    • 2

      Whip the cream with the 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Stir in the vanilla.

    • 3

      Pour the cooled blueberries and their juice over the whipped cream and fold the fruit in lightly, allowing streaks to remain. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

    • 4

      Spoon into serving bowls or glasses.

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