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Cherry Idiot Dessert

Cherry Fool Dessert |

Get pleasure from summer season cherries in cream and yogurt! 

Years in the past, I noticed this easy Blueberry Idiot recipe from Nigel Slater’s Ripe featured on Meals 52 – I used to be within the kitchen minutes later making it. It was passed by the following day so in fact, I wanted to make it once more, this time with cherries – my absolute favourite summer season fruit and some of my variations.

A “idiot” is a standard English dessert that sometimes mixes cooked fruit in some kind of cream or custard.

And, sure, my recipe requires heavy cream (although I did decrease the quantity from the unique recipe whereas upping the quantity of Greek yogurt) however generally you do should splurge and on this case, somewhat little bit of beautiful, full-on fats cream goes a great distance.

Cherry Fool Dessert |

It’s a easy dessert that can also be elegant on the identical time (particularly in case you get fancy and serve it in wine glasses!) You should utilize nearly any summer season fruit you’d like.

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  • 2 cups candy cherries, pitted and chopped (about 4 dozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/8 tsp floor ginger
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • handful recent mint leaves for garnish, non-compulsory


  1. In a small pot over medium-low warmth, add cherries, honey, water, lemon juice, ginger and almond extract.
  2. Stir and warmth for about 10 minutes.
  3. Take away from warmth and smash with a potato masher. Cool.
  4. Mix cherries with yogurt.
  5. Fold in whipped cream.
  6. Chill in fridge for about an hour. Serve with recent mint leaves, if desired.


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