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Raspberry Fool, with Variations on a Pink Theme

Think of these as guidelines rather than instructions. After all, you could make picture- perfect desserts and post the proof to Instagram. Or you could make imperfect, no-less-charming desserts and use the extra time to play outside with friends and family. I suggest the latter.
By / Photography By Melissa Quantz | July 29, 2014


Prepare Mashed Raspberries*

Prepare Tangy Whipped Cream*

Prepare Black Pepper Meringue*


Assemble four clear glasses, tumblers, or bowls. Evenly divide half of the tangy whipped cream between them. Spoon in the berries and top with remaining cream. Gently swirl the mixture using a skewer or butter knife. You want some white, light pink, and dark pink parts. Serve immediately, or wrap and refrigerate for up to an hour.

To make Eton mess, add one recipe black pepper meringue. Follow the instructions for raspberry fool. Just before serving, crush a couple of meringue cookies on top. You can also make one large Eton mess, preferably in a clear glass bowl.

To make knickerbocker glory, add 500mL vanilla ice cream and one recipe black pepper meringue. You'll get six 1-cup portions out of this. Into six clear glasses, place a scoop of ice cream. Top with the tangy whipped cream, berries, and crushed meringue cookies. If you're feeling saucy, drizzle a touch of Chambord (raspberry liqueur) on top.


  • One recipe tangy whipped cream*
  • One recipe mashed raspberries*
  • One recipe black pepper meringue* (optional)
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