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Peach Fool: Simply Delicious

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Peach Fool

Peach Fool

Copyright 2011 Kevin D Weeks
Fools are an English dessert and so simple that even a fool could make one (the origin of the word fool isn't clear in this context). Although this is a recipe for a peach fool, they can also be made with strawberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, plums, or just about any soft summer fruit. I make two or three fools every summer but of the summer fruits peach is my favorite. Although the peaches need to sit for an hour or more, the dessert itself only requires about 10 minutes of work. (Larger image.) Makes 4.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe peaches, peeled and pitted
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp. sugar (depending on how sweet the fruit is)
  • 2 Tbsp. Amaretto or 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Preparation:

1. Chill a large metal or glass mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator

2. Coarsely chop 3 1/2 peaches and cut the remaining half into slices for garnish into a medium bowl. Toss with sugar and Amaretto or almond extract and cover. Rest for 1 to 3 hours.

3. Set peach slices aside and either mash or puree the chopped peaches.

4. Whip the cream in the chilled bowl (chilling the bowl helps the cream whip up) then fold 1/3 of the cream into peaches. Fold peach/cream mixture back into remaining whipped cream.

Serve garnished with peach slices.

Note: This particular peeler has serrated edges and is perfect for peeling some fruits like peaches, plums, and tomatoes.

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