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Raspberry fool is a simple raspberries and cream dessert topped with shortbread cooki crumbs

Raspberry Fool (Raspberries and Cream)

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Raspberry fool is a classic English dessert and it's simple to make. Fresh raspberries are layered with yogurt cream and raspberry sauce, then topped with crumbled shortbread cookies. It's a crowd pleaser!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, Western
Diet Low Salt
Keyword berries, berry fool, cream fraiche, dessert glass, English fool, English foole, foole, raspberries and cream, raspberry, raspberry fool, Raspberry foole, summer
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 people
Calories 423
Author Holly Ford


  • 3 cup raspberry
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 8 shortbread cookies crumbled
  • more raspberries and blueberries to garnish (optional)

Yogurt cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp plain yogurt or creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • To make the raspberry sauce, combine raspberries, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a pot and heat through until sugar dissolves stirring occasionally.
  • Crush the raspberries coarsely with a spoon; set aside to cool and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • To make the yogurt cream, combine heavy whipping cream, yogurt (or creme fraiche), sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat them on high speed until soft peaks form. Be careful not to over-beat the cream.
  • To assemble, put raspberry sauce on the bottom of glass, then top with raspberries and cream. Repeat the layer and finish with fresh raspberries/blueberries) and crumbled cookies on top. Serve immediately.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 942IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg