Gooseberry and elderflower fool with amaretti crumbs recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare, plus chilling time
  • 395 calories / serving
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Lightly whipped cream and elderflower infused goosberries - this quick gooseberry fool, topped with crunchy amaretti crumbs, is an easy way to enjoy seasonal fruit.

Put the gooseberries, sugar, 2 tbsp cordial and the lemon juice in a large pan over a low heat. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes, or until the fruit is just starting to burst. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.

Meanwhile, put the cream in a mixing bowl and whip to soft peaks. Fold in the yogurt and remaining cordial. Set aside until needed.

To assemble, layer up the compote and cream mixture between 4 sundae glasses or bowls, starting and finishing with a spoonful of the compote. Chill until ready to serve.

Just before serving, crumble the amaretti and scatter over the fools. 

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

  • Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb) gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • 75g soft brown sugar (or extra to taste, if gooseberries are very tart)
  • 4 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 200ml (7fl oz) whipping cream
  • 1 x 150g pot fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 8 amaretti biscuits
  • Energy 1655kj 395kcal 20%
  • Fat 21g 30%
  • Saturates 13g 64%
  • Sugars 48g 54%
  • Salt 0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49g Protein 6.3g Fibre 0.2g


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