A fool is an English dessert dating back to the 17th century, made with sweetened whipped cream and a fruit puree.
It was also very popular with the American Colonists and it is finding renewed popularity in part thanks to the latest craze of "verrines," desserts served in glasses. Verre is the French word for glass.
Today I'm adding cream cheese to the whipped cream which will make it a bit firmer and very tasty. It is equally delicious and easy using only sweetened sour cream with fruit puree, sauce or jam. Just about any berry or fruit will taste great, so as you can see this dessert is extremely versatile too.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Fool
1/2 cup blueberries plus a few whole for decorating each serving
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar (to taste)
1/4 cup of your favorite dessert alcohol such as rum or Grand Marnier (optional)
Puree or crush blueberries and simmer with alcohol and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Whip the cream, incorporate the cream cheese and continue whipping until fluffy. Fold in the blueberry puree creating swirls of white and blue. Do not mix in completely as you want to see the swirls. Alternatively, you can create layers of white and blue.
It will be pretty served in glasses, in white or dark chocolate cups or in tuile cookie cups. Top with a few whole blueberries and a sprig of mint.
My blueberry links:
True blue, All-American Stars: 13 Blueberry Facts
Martha's Summer Shortcake
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This recipe is shared with Patti's Comfy Cuisine Blueberry Roundup.
Many more Scrumptious Sunday recipes are listed at Mercedes Rocks.