Blueberry Fool for April Fool’s Day

April 1, 2016 By Cathy — 12 Comments
You’re only a (blueberry) fool if you don’t make this ridiculously easy and delicious dessert right now!

Blueberry Fool

I’m pretty much a ten year old boy trapped in a grown up girl’s body. And it’s a good thing because otherwise I would live in a consistently irritated state in my house full of boys. We’re forever joking in our house, poking fun at each other and no one is spared. So it’s no surprise that April Fool’s Day is a no holds barred prank fest. And mama has to live up.

Blueberry Fool

We’ve tortured tricked our boys over the years with some seemingly innocuous pranks. We’ve done the brown “E’s” in a tray for dessert (a tray full of the letter E cut out of brown paper), green milk in their cups and the old salt and sugar switcheroo. This year their breakfast will be a bowl of their favorite cereal frozen in milk. Simple, but sure to elicit laughs from the boys that think Adam Sandler is a genius. Listen, I’m not raising rocket scientists.

And I have a special dessert planned for their favorite holiday. A blueberry fool. A fool is a simple, creamy and indulgent dessert that is incredibly easy to execute. Cook up a fruit compote, whip up some sweetened cream and fold the two together. Just scoop it into a pretty dish, drizzle and serve. Not sure why it’s called a fool, because there is nothing foolish about this dish. Pair it with a homemade graham cracker and it can also pull double duty as a sweet dessert dip.

Blueberry Fool


Blueberry Fool

This year April Fool’s Day will be a mix of salty (pranks) and sweet (dessert). I’m hoping to balance out the youthful testosterone with a little mommy sweetness. I have no idea what’s in store for me today, but fingers crossed I’ve bought myself some goodwill with this creamy blueberry fool. But if they come for me, I’m ready. Because the benefit of living with these crazy boys means I’m starting to think like them. And you don’t want to mess with a girl armed with eggs, a rolling pin and nothing to lose.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Blueberry Fool

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Blueberry Fool
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
You're only a (blueberry) fool if you don't make this ridiculously easy and delicious dessert right now!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Cathy Roma |
  • 6 oz blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a small non-reactive saucepan combine blueberries, sugar, salt, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Cook for 5-7 mins over medium heat, until the blueberries begin to burst and the sauce begins to thicken.
  3. Remove, cool to room temperature and then chill in refrigerator.
  4. Pour heavy cream into a large bowl and whip until soft peaks are formed.
  5. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla extract and whip until stiff peaks are formed.
  6. Fold chilled blueberries into whipped cream, holding off about a half cup to drizzle over the top.
  7. Scoop into serving cups and drizzle with reserved blueberries and top graham cracker crumbles if desired.
Blueberry Fool

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12 responses to “Blueberry Fool for April Fool’s Day”

  1. One of my favorite desserts ever Cathy! You’re right only a fool wouldn’t whip these up today! Sounds like there’s lots of fun at your house!

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Mary Ann. They’re off to a good start…food coloring in the toilet tank, my phone taped down and shoes stuffed with tissue paper. And that was before they left for school!

  2. I love how easy and delicious this blueberry fool is to make. Definitely a dessert i need to try!

  3. I have never even heard of a fool (in terms of food) before, but it sounds delicious! Yum!

  4. This looks so decadent and delicious, love it. And I love how you play pranks on your boys…you’e inspired me. Next year, my kids better look out. Usually, the three of us do something to trick someone in my family…but I like your idea better!! xo

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Rebecca. We definitely got them with the frozen cereal, but they were out for revenge when they saran wrapped the toilets! Good thing April Fools Day only comes once a year.

  5. Mariana says:

    This looks perfect, Cathy, fool is such a light dessert. The crumbled biscuits on top are a nice touch too!

  6. CM says:

    Betting this would also be good with strawberries…what are your thoughts?

    • Cathy says:

      Absolutely! Cherries would work well too. Same method, with maybe a touch of cornstarch as it cooks to thicken. Let me know if you give it a go.

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