Fool recipes

    The classic fool is simple to prepare, and nothing quite compares when you're craving a light, fruity summer pud. Check out our fool recipes using gooseberries, rhubarb, blackberries, mango and lots more.

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    A quick pudding to rustle up at a moment's notice, this can be made with almost any fruit in season. The usual whipped double cream in fruit fool is replaced here with a mixture of low-fat yogurt and whipping cream, yet despite the fat content being reduced, this is still a wonderfully rich and creamy dessert.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    6 reviews

    Rhubarb is cooked until tender, then chilled and layered with sweetened whipped cream to make a summertime favourite!

    Recipe by: Rachel Martineau

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    A delicious, healthy dessert that is similar to a traditional fool. This is made with quark, creme fraiche, cream, strawberries and blueberries - it looks lovely and colourful. Other kinds of berries can be used, of course.

    Recipe by: Christine

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    This dessert is lower in fat and calories than the classic fruit fool. It's made by layering ripe mangoes with Greek yoghurt, pomegranate seeds and honey. Simple and delicious!

    Recipe by: helenearm

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    I love making this refreshing dessert in summer when fresh raspberries are in season! It only has 3 ingredients and the presentation is just fabulous.

    Recipe by: MariaZoroza

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    This gooseberry fool is a quick and easy store cupboard dessert that you make in mere minutes any time.

    Recipe by: Jacqueline...

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    In the wintertime, I make fool with apples and pineapple, it's light and refreshing.

    Recipe by: Naschkatze

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    This mango fool is a gorgeous dessert you just HAVE to try! It's light and creamy - made with fromage frais instead of cream. It's very simple and quick to make. It's one for you and the kids to try. It's also perfect for a diabetic or slimmers diet. It's a guilty free pleasure as they say!

    Recipe by: genevieve

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    Traditional English fool is easy to make with a can of custard and a jar of gooseberries. Feel free to make your own low-fat custard as well.

    Recipe by: Jan Cutler

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    Dried prunes and peaches have an intense, concentrated flavour and sweetness and, with the addition of a dash of peach schnapps or brandy, they make a really special fruit fool. This is an attractive dessert for the winter months, when soft fruits for fools are not in season, and it's healthily modest in fat content.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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