Blackberry Fool

This Blackberry Fool is a cool and refreshing dessert made from puréed Oregon blackberries, whipped cream, and buttery shortbread cookies. Make this elegant and eye-catching dessert the perfect end to your next summer barbeque, afternoon tea, or family get-together.

Recipe by Erin from

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2 cups blackberries (plus more for garnish)
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
3 shortbread cookies


Step 1
In a blender or food processor, combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice; blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula. Discard the seeds.

Step 2
Combine the heavy cream and confectioners’ sugar in a mixing bowl. Use an electric stand or hand mixer to whisk the cream until peaks form.

Step 3
Add ¾ of the blackberry purée to the whipped cream and fold gently to combine.

Step 4
Add the shortbread cookies to a food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Alternatively, you can add the cookies to a large ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

Step 5
Divide the blackberry fool between 4 decorative glasses or bowls. Drizzle with remaining berry purée, and top with cookie crumbs and additional blackberries. Enjoy!