A fool is a simple dessert made with puréed fruit and sweetened whipped cream. Here, a chipotle chile adds a subtle spicy note that enhances the sweetness of the berries.
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I felt in reading the recipe that the chipotle was rather odd, but I trust Fine Cooking recipes. I thought it would add something interesting. After the dessert had been in the refrigerator for about an hour (I didn't notice it right after putting it into the dishes), I tasted it again. I had forgotten about the chipotle and thought "What is that taste??? (and not in a good way)! Then I remembered the chipotle. It didn't taste spicy, but extremely smoky. I found the strong flavor of smoke unacceptable with berries and whipped cream and poured them down the disposal. I should have followed my first instinct and moved on from the recipe.
Delicious and easy. The spice was a perfect update to the fool, unexpected and delicious and the lime keeps it from becoming too sweet.
Absolutely delightful! And easy to make as well. With the multitude of free blackberries ripe for the picking on every street in this city (Seattle), I decided to branch out from my usual blackberry crisp and try something new. This did not disappoint.
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