Thursday, 18 June 2015

Apricot and Lime Fool

apricot and lime fool dessert

What you talking about – fool? Yes, fool – and Apricot and Lime Fool to be exact.

This is such a simple dessert, that anyone can do this, if they can mush up some fruit and whip some cream. I saw a recipe on The Kitchen, on Food Network, for a strawberry fool and I decided to try making a variation.

apricot and lime fool dessert

There were lovely punnets of apricots in the supermarket and I had a lime lingering in the fridge. I thought the two would be a great flavour combination for my fool.

All you really need to do to make a fruit fool, is blitz the fruit and pass it through a sieve then mix into some whipped cream Easy isn’t it?


The dessert, you would think to be rich, with lots of thick cream, but the fruit really cuts through it and gives the fool a freshness.

apricot and lime fool dessert

This really is a fresh, summery dessert. And of course, you could experiment with other fruits too.

Here’s how I made mine.

Apricot and Lime Fool


Thumbnail Url Fruit puree folded into
whipped cream
Cuisine: Dessert Category: Fruity Yields: 3-4 dishes
Prep Time: Chill Time: Total Time:
 
Ingredients
  • 320 grams punnet of apricots
  • 1 lime
  • 500 ml double cream
 
Instructions
  1. Half and stone the apricots, no need to peel. Reserve one for garnish.
  2. Blitz the rest of the apricots in a blender until pureed. Pass the puree through a sieve into a jug.
  3. Zest the lime and set the zest aside.
  4. Juice the lime and mix the juice into apricot puree.
  5. Whip the double cream until thick, until you get medium stiff peaks.
  6. Pour the apricot/lime mix into the cream and mix through.
  7. Mix thoroughly or ripple through – it’s up to you.
  8. Spoon into serving dishes and garnish with some apricot and lime zest.
  9. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.



I am entering these into this month’s Treat Petite, hosted by alternately by myself and this month Kat at The Baking Explorer. The theme this month is ‘Getting Fruity’ and as these fools are individual and fruity – they are perfect!

12 comments:

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    1. Lol - at least you 'got' my first sentence Fan!!

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  2. so easy! and yes to chic looking!... I have been loving the stunning apricots that are in the shops right now. A glorious way to use them. Yes please!

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    1. Cheers Dom - the leftover apricots were demolished pdq!

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  3. Perfect dessert.Thanks for sharing dear.

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  4. Ooohhh.. lovely! Simple and summery. Looks much lighter than it sounds and I love the colour combo too (very 70's!)

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    1. Always a touch of retro with me Kate as you know :D

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  5. Perfect flavour mix and a lovely simple versatile dessert for summer, looks great Stuart.

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    1. Cheers Kat - really simple but so impressive

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  6. I've always been fond of a fool...maybe that didn't come out right! Your dessert looks great

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    1. I hope Mr CC didn't hear you say that lol!!

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