Blackberry recipe time!

Blackberry and Apple Fool [4 - 6 portions]


1 lb (500g) peeled and cored cooking apples

½ lb (250g) blackberries

2 oz (50g) sugar

squeeze of lemon juice

¼ pint (150ml) lightly whipped double cream


Cook the fruit in a saucepan with the lemon juice and sugar until soft. Rub the cooked fruit through a sieve. When cold, blend with cream. Spoon into serving bowls or glasses and chill in the fridge before serving. Garnish with blackberries and a mint leaf. A rich buttery shortbread is good with this fool.