Blackberry Fool

blackberry fool

Blackberry Fool

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A true fool is made with equal quantities of fruit puree and whipped double cream, making it high in cholesterol and calories. A healthy and equally delicious version can be made with a thick custard blended with Greek yoghurt. If fresh blackberries are unavailable use thawed, frozen fruit.
Servings: 4
Calories: 158
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours


  • 1 lb fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 oz custard powder
  • 1 1/2 oz caster sugar
  • 1/2 pint skimmed milk
  • 4 oz thick Greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar optional


  • Put the custard powder into a bowl. Add 1/2 oz (15 g) of the caster sugar and blend to a smooth paste with about 4 tablespoons of the milk.
  • Pour the rest of the milk into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, and then stir the boiling milk into the custard powder.
  • Return this mixture to the pan and bring back to the boil, stirring constantly until the custard has thickened and no trace of custard powder remains.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and allow to cool a little. Cover with plastic film before refrigerating for at least 1 hour to allow the fool to set.
  • Reserving 4 blackberries for garnish, put the rest into a pan with the remaining sugar and cook over a low heat for 7 minutes, until the fruit softens. Press the fruit through a sieve to make a puree.
  • Whisk the chilled custard until very smooth, then whisk in the Greek yoghurt and fold in the puree. Spoon into serving glasses and chill for 1 hour.
  • Garnish with the reserved blackberries, sprinkle with icing sugar, if desired, and serve immediately.
Calories: 158 kcal
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg
Sodium: 56 mg
Potassium: 354 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 21 g
Vitamin A: 380 IU
Vitamin C: 24 mg
Calcium: 153 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Cream and Milk
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