Cherry Fool

Time & Servings
4 servings
  • 4 cups fresh Chilean cherries, divided 3389
    Cherries Sweet 1LB
    $7.11 • Bag
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest 3390
    Lemon 1EA
    $1.08 • Ea
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar, depending on the natural sweetness of the cherries 3391
  • 2 cups chilled heavy cream (Greek yogurt is a nice alternative as well) 3392
    Natrel Cream 35% Whipping 473ML
    $3.94 • Ea
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3393
    Compliments Vanilla Extract Artificial 500ML
    $4.52 • Ea
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar or confectioner’s sugar 3394
    Redpath Agave Nectar Organic 240ML
    $9.03 • Ea
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint 3395
    Mint 20G
    $1.46 • Ea

Remove pits from 1 cup of the cherries place them in a small food processor, with lemon zest and sugar. Blitz, then set sauce aside while you prep the rest of the dish. Save 4 of your prettiest whole cherries and set aside for garnish later. Remove pits from remaining cherries and slice into halves. Whip the cream, then add agave/sugar and vanilla. Taste and adjust flavor to your liking. (Keep in mind that if you’re working very sweet, ripe cherries you may not want to add any sweetener to the whipped cream.) Gently scoop and layer your whipped cream, cherry sauce and fresh cherries. Top each fool with a sprig of mint and a beautiful whole cherry. Serve right away or you can make the fools in advance, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate until dessert time.