Dark Cherry Christmas Fool

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Christmas Fool FiveDinners

Dark Cherry Christmas Fool

Dark Cherry Christmas Fool Recipe

Christmas Fool FiveDinners
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Delicious Christmas Fool recipe with macerated cherries and Christmas pudding
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Servings 2


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 electric hand whisk (or manual)
  • 1 small saucepan
  • Small wine glass or bowl to serve


  • 200 g Christmas cake/pudding
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 12 frozen cherries
  • 3 ml vanilla essence
  • 30 ml brandy optional
  • 125 ml red wine
  • 1 tsp chocolate shavings


  • Place cherries, splash wine, half the icing sugar into a saucepan and simmer until sauce is reduced by half, then leave to cool.
  • Whisk cream, vanilla essence and remaining icing sugar until firm (but still a little loose, you don't want it really thick and overwhipped).
  • Finally, assemble your fool; crumble the Christmas cake/pudding into the base of your serving glasses, drizzle the brandy equally over both and drop in 3 cherries. Spoon the whipped cream over the top of each cherry/christmas pudding and then drop the remaining cherries over both drizzling the juice over the top, finish with a few grates of chocolate – done!
  • NOTE: if the cherry compote is too thick once it cools, simply add a tablespoon of hot water to it to loosen.


You can swap all the ingredients for GF or vegan versions!

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1470IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg