Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blueberry Fool #Recipe - A light easy dessert!

Got blueberries? 

Long before our local blueberries were ready to pick, I had already been stockpiling, bookmarking, and clipping out new recipes that sounded fabulous.  I had never made a "fool" before, but will have to try it with other fruits also.

A Fool is a light and creamy dessert. Sweet but, depending on the natural sweetness of your berries, you can adjust to fit your tastes.

You Will Need:
2 c. blueberries + a handful for decorating the tops
1/4 - 1/3 c. sugar depending on your berries (separate 1 Tbsp out)
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract

First make your blueberry sauce. In a small saucepan combine the berries, sugar (to taste, but reserve 1 Tbsp. for later), cornstarch, salt and lemon juice. Start at medium and stir till the berries start to release their juice.

Let this simmer for about 10 minutes till the juice has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat, let it cool in a bowl and then refrigerate for at least an hour. Put another bowl in the freezer to chill.

Right before serving make the base. Take out that chilled bowl and beat the cream with the 1 Tbsp. of sugar until soft peaks form.

Then add the yogurt and vanilla and continue to beat till medium peaks form.

Gently fold in the blueberry sauce.

Don't over mix. Leave a marbled appearance.

Divide between 4 bowls. Top with your extra berries.

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