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Apricot fool

Apricot fool

The traditional fruit fool is a rather old-fashioned dessert, consisting of whipped cream (Chantilly) with a fruit coulis gently folded into it.


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Last modified on: August 8th 2010

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
17 min.17 min.
Preservation: Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Apricot fool : Photo of step #1 Mix 200 ml liquid cream et 25 g Vanilla sugar, and whip as for whipped cream (Chantilly).
Stage 2
2 min.
Apricot fool : Photo of step #2 Add 150 ml Fruit coulis (fruit purée), apricot in this case.
Stage 3
5 min.
Apricot fool : Photo of step #3 Fold in gently with a maryse, to mix well while keeping the air bubbles in the cream, so that the texture will be light.
Stage 4
5 min.
Apricot fool : Photo of step #4 Serve the fool in glasses, adding a little fruit coulis on top to decorate.


Of course, you can make this dessert with any seasonal fresh fruit that you have available. It's particularly good in a blackcurrant or raspberry version.

This dessert can be kept for an hour or two once made, but should be covered with a plastic film and refrigerated.

For a rather more sophisticated version, you can add small pieces of shortbread or finger biscuits after the apricot coulis.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
7898 gr1013 gr60 gr
39 %3 %96 %9 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2102 gr270 gr16 gr
11 %1 %25 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1311 gr168 gr10 gr
7 %<1 %16 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 2.08 €
Per person : 0.35 €

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Source: Home-made
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Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rice and peas, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach, French toast "cordon bleu", Chilli langoustines, ... All
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)Fruit coulis (fruit purée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Warm apple feuillantines, Coupe Augustin, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Frozen Nougat, Peach Melba, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pain perdu, Amiens macaroons, Kouign-amann, Alsatian apple tart, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All

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