Fresh Berry Fool
So ridiculously simple and easy to make, this is one of Chef John's favorite all-time fresh fruit desserts. It's that contrast between the rich, fluffy cream and the syrupy, tangy fruit that makes this dessert so much greater than the sum of its parts. Broken up blackberries join quartered strawberries and plump raspberries in a medley tossed with lemon zest and sugar. Spoon crumbly, buttery shortbread cookies layered with the juicy fruit and a rich, homemade whipped cream that will make you and dinner guests swoon. Fresh berries are classic, but this would work with peeled, diced, ripe peaches too. Get the recipe for Chef John's Fresh Berry Fool.