With sweet, lightly stewed blackberries layered with tangy vanilla whipped cream and yogurt, this delicious Irish Blackberry Fool is easy to put together and universally loved. It's perfect for both fancy dinner parties and casual nights at home!
Combine the blackberries, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and sugar in a medium-size saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes until the mixture is begging to get syrupy and berries start to lose their shape. Set aside to cool completely.
In a medium-size, clean bowl, whisk the cream for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken a bit. Add the gelatin mixture, powdered sugar and vanilla and continue whisking till soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes more.
Place yogurt in a medium-size bowl and add the whipped cream using a folding motion until combined.
To finish: Layer the blackberry syrup and the cream mixture in 6 clear glass bowls, jars or glasses (¾-1 cup). Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves
See Café Tips above for further instruction and more detailed tips.
The number of servings will depend on the size of your glasses, jars or bowls. I got 6 servings, using 8 ounce jars.