Cranberry Fool Recipe
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Cranberry Fool Recipe

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A "fool" is a dessert made by folding pureed fruit into whipped cream. In this delectable version, cranberry sauce is the featured fruit. If you're pressed for time, you can use 2 cups frozen whipped topping instead of the whipping cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Additional grated orange peel, optional
  • Fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 368 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, orange peel and allspice. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with orange peel and mint if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Fool in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2002, p11

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vermandois User ID: 1701363 131462
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"I've made this many times. My directions were to put into cupcake pans with liners, and freeze until solid before serving. Best if removed for about 10-15 minutes before serving."

[email protected] User ID: 3558842 51276
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"This tasted okay but separated into dessert and fluid within a day in the refrigerator."

olsonbarb User ID: 571043 205193
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"dessert made by folding pureed fruit however your directions don't say to puree the whole berry cranberry sauce from the can , explain please , otherwise it sonds good to try."

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