Fruit Fool’s Dessert


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh chopped or sliced fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, or blackberries)
  • 1 tablespoon St. James Winery Fruit Wine (match chosen fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • additional whole fruit for garnish
  • cookies


  1. Mix the fruit, 1 tablespoon sugar, and wine. Let stand at room temperature to create juice, then puree in a food processor.
  2. Chill fruit for a couple of hours.
  3. While fruit nearly done chilling, place whipping cream in a chilled bowl, and beat. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until nearly stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold in vanilla.
  5. Gently fold fruit mixture into the the whipped cream, but do not overblend. Mixture should be streaky with puree and whipped cream.
  6. Place mixture in glass serving dishes and garnish with whole fruit.
  7. Serve with cookies.