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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

Raspberry Fool

A raspberry fool is the simplest of desserts—just whole or puréed fruit folded into whipped cream.

Sunset JUNE 2008

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)


  • 18 ounces raspberries (about 4 1/2 cups; see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur (optional)
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream


1. In a medium bowl, mash with a fork 12 oz. raspberries (about 3 cups), 2 tbsp. sugar, and the liqueur, if using. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whip cream with remaining sugar using a mixer or whisk until firm peaks form. With a spatula, fold in raspberry-liqueur mixture. Divide fool among 8 glasses or bowls and top with remaining fresh raspberries. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 hours.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.


Frozen berries are fine here: Use 12 oz. berries and garnish with fresh mint leaves instead of fresh berries.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 297
  • Calories from fat: 67%
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 23mg
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

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Raspberry Fool Recipe