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Cranberry Fool Recipe

Cranberry Fool Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cranberry Fool

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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."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

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

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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