Summer Fruit Fool

For a simple yet delicious dessert, give this Summer Fruit Fool a go. It’s light and summery, and is the perfect accompaniment to a heavy meal or a hot day. It’s full of sweetness and goodness, and can’t be beaten for flavour!

 

Ingredients

300 g mixed soft fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or currants

55g caster sugar

150 ml whipping cream

grated zest of ½ orange

150g plain low-fat bio yogurt

finely shredded orange zest to decorate (optional)

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Procedure

- Reserve about 55g of the mixed fruit for decoration

- Put the remaining mixed fruit in a saucepan with 2 tbsp water

- Bring just to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook gently for 5 minutes or until soft and very juicy

- Stir in the sugar

- Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly

- Pour into a food processor or blender and purée

- Press the purée through a sieve to remove all the pips

- Alternatively, just press the fruit through a sieve to purée it

- Set aside to cool completely

- Whip the cream with the grated orange zest until thick

- Add the yogurt and lightly whip into the cream, then mix in the cooled fruit purée

- Spoon into dessert dishes or goblets

- Chill well before serving, decorated with the reserved berries and orange zest, if using


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