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Mango Fool

Mango Fool

Time: 15 minutes. One of the simplest of desserts, a fool is just puréed ripe, luscious fruit folded into cream.

Sunset AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 cups cold, cubed mango (from about 4 mangoes), divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


1. In a food processor, whirl 2 cups mango, the lime juice, and sugar until very smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer purée to a medium bowl.

2. In another medium bowl, beat cream until it holds stiff peaks, then gently but thoroughly fold into mango purée. Divide fool among 4 bowls and top each bowl with about 1/2 cup more cubed mango.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 229
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Cholesterol: 27mg

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