Lemon-Blueberry Fools Recipe

Lemon-blueberry fools. Yvonne Ruperti

The classic British fool, a dessert of fruit and whipped cream, is an ideal warm weather dessert because it's light and balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors. Fresh lemon curd and blueberry compote are spooned into this flavorful version.

Why this recipe works:

  • Cooking fresh blueberries into a compote concentrates and intensifies their flavor.
  • Tart lemon curd balances the sweet blueberries.
  • Tangy and thick Greek-style yogurt adds flavor and body to the whipped cream.

Notes: Instead of portioning into individual glasses, you can also serve the fool family-style in a large bowl or trifle dish.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 90 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

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  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided

  • 5 large egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon fresh juice from 6-8 lemons, divided

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 5 tablespoons (2 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup (5 ounces) fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish

  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup Greek-style yogurt


  1. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar and yolks in small saucepan until combined. Whisk in 1/2 cup lemon juice, zest, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until curd is thickened and just beginning to come to a boil. Transfer to bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until cold, about 1 hour.

  2. Place 1 cup blueberries and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, gently mashing, until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and let cool completely before using.

  3. Whip cream to soft peaks. Fold yogurt and 1/2 of lemon curd into cream. Spoon lemon cream into glasses, alternating with remaining lemon curd and blueberry compote. Gently swirl with a skewer or chopstick. Top with fresh blueberries and serve chilled.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
381 Calories
28g Fat
26g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 381
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 155mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)