Friends do you get those days, when it’s cold and dark outside, you’ve been ridiculously busy all day, and you just NEED the comfort of a pudding? Fruit fool is the perfect quick, tasty pud and this apple fool recipe is the easiest of them all! Seriously, if it takes me more than 2 minutes from start to finish, I’ve been slacking…
My mum often made fruit fools as a way to stretch a couple of portions of crumble leftover from Sunday lunch into enough puddings to satisfy a family of six on a Monday evening. My brothers and I loved it! We had berry fruit fools all summer long and apple ones in the autumn, as we ate our way through the results of Dad’s gardening efforts.
This apple fool recipe is made from one lonely little portion of Dutch apple pie, a miserly scrape of homemade custard, squirty cream and flaked chocolate. I blitzed the custard and pie together for 1 minute, with 2 tablespoons of single cream, poured the fool into serving glasses and added squirty cream and chocolate flakes. So simple and yet so tasty. The perfect pud for 2 in 2 minutes…or pop it into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes and it’s even better!
Don’t fret if you haven’t got any leftovers to use up! My gran was a wizard with fruit fool, regularly making it to use up windfall apples from the garden. Simply add cream or custard to a chunky apple puree, flavour well with cinnamon and top with (more) cream). Ta dah! Pudding in a dash…
Luxuriously creamy apple fool made from just 5 ingredients in less than 2 minutes
- 1 portion apple pie/crumble
- 4 tbsp ready made custard
- 2 tbsp single (pouring) cream
- squirty cream
- crumbled flaky chocolate (I used Cadburry's Twirl
Drop the apple pie/crumble, custard and milk/cream into a blender and blitz for 60 seconds
Spoon the fool into serving glasses, top with a good swirl of squirty cream and a sprinkle of chocolate flakes
Chill for 30 minutes or just tuck in straight away!
No pie available to use up?
Peel, core and dice a couple of cooking/dessert apples. Gently cook the apples in a small pan, with 1 tbsp water, until you have a thick, chunky puree. Add a little sugar to taste and a good pinch of cinnamon. -Cool the puree, then blitz together with 4 tbsp custard and 2 tbsp cream (or just use cream if you don't have custard). Top with squirty cream and flaked chocolate
Are you making this apple fool recipe? Please leave a comment to let me know and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #coraliecooks on Instagram so I can see. I LOVE seeing what you come up with.