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glasses of plum fool with whipped cream and cookies

Plum Fool

  • Author: Steve Peters
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This refreshing plum fool dessert is made up of layers of lightly cooked and sweetened plums and freshly whipped cream. 


Units Scale
  • 1 pound of plums
  • 16 ounces heavy or whipping cream
  • maple syrup, to taste
  • ginger snaps or other cookies, for topping


  1. Slice the plums and remove the pits. Chop into small pieces. Add them to a small pan with a splash of maple syrup. Cook until the fruit is soft and the liquid is syrupy, about 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Let cool completely. 
  2. Meanwhile, using a mixer, whip the cream with a splash of maple syrup until stiff peaks form. Taste and add more maple, if needed.
  3. When the fruit has cooled, layer the fruit and whipped cream in glasses and top with a cookie. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to eat.


In a hurry or don't care about the presentation so much? Fold the fruit and whipped cream together before dividing into serving dishes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: English

Keywords: plums, plum fool, fool dessert, whipped cream, maple syrup