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Bing Cherry Fool

  • 30 m
  • 2 h 30 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“A "fool" is a British dessert featuring fruit and whipped cream. Here, we use yogurt to add some calcium and lose some of the calories.”


    • ¼ cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 12 ounces fresh dark sweet cherries, halved
    • ½ cup dry red wine or pomegranate juice
    • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
    • 8 ounces frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
    • 6 ounces plain nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 8 fresh dark sweet cherries with stems (optional)


  • 1 In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Add the halved cherries and wine (or pomegranate juice), stirring until combined. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Transfer cherry mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in orange peel. Cover and chill 2 hours.
  • 2 In a large bowl, whisk together whipped topping, yogurt and vanilla. Add 1½ cups of the chilled cherry mixture to the whipped topping mixture and fold gently to marble. Spoon into eight 6-ounce dessert dishes. Spoon the remaining cherry mixture evenly over desserts. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. If desired, top each dessert with a cherry with a stem before serving.
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