Why This Recipe Works
The secret to a fool that’s both creamy and intensely fruity is in how you thicken it. For our recipe, we developed the bold berry flavor with both strawberries and raspberries—although blueberries or blackberries are suitable substitutions for the raspberries. We thickened our fruit puree with the addition of gelatin, and incorporated both sour and heavy cream, which added just the right touch of richness with a tangy undertone. To top it all off, we took an unconventional approach with a sprinkling of crushed sweet wheat crackers. The nutty flavor complemented the berries and added a subtle crunch to this sweet dessert.