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Summer Fruit Fool in Jars

Recipe: Summer Fruit Fool in Jars

Summary: Cookies, lemon curd-flavored whipped cream and fresh summer fruit get layered in jars for the cutest summer dessert ever.


  • Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins on Shockingly Delicious [1]1 cup organic heavy whipping cream
  • 5-6 ounces lemon curd (I used Richardson’s)
  • 1 package shortbread-style cookies
  • 2 Black Velvet Apricots, each cut into 10 slices
  • 2 Golden Velvet Apricots, each cut into 10 slices
  • 1 (6-ounce) container fresh blackberries
  • 1 (6-ounce) container fresh raspberries


  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Stir the lemon curd to make it smooth, and add to the whipped cream. Whip for another 10-15 seconds to combine cream and curd well. Scoop mixture into a zipper-top plastic bag (or piping bag if you like) and snip off one corner for a nozzle. Set bag aside.
  2. Assemble 5 clean, dry jars (with lids) on a work surface. Break up a few cookies with your hands and add to the jars. Squirt a layer of cream into each jar. Top with some additional broken cookie crumbs. Top each with some berries and more cookie crumbs, then another layer of cream, then some apricot slices, then more cookie crumbs, a final layer of cream, and cookie crumbs and a few berries for a garnish/flourish. The exact number of layers and exactly what you put in each layer is entirely up to you. I recommend small pieces of fruit and thin layers of lemony cream, for best effect.Summer Fruit Fool in Jars on Shockingly Delicious [2]
  3. Put the lids on and store in the refrigerator until serving time.
  4. Serves 5.

Quick notes

Summer Fruit Fool in Jars on Shockingly Delicious [3]Thanks to Driscoll’s Berries [4] for supplying the fresh blackberries and fresh raspberries, Melissa’s Produce [5] for supplying the apricots from Kingsburg Orchards [6], and to Harvard Common Press [7] for sending a copy of the cookbook and supplying one for the giveaway.


  • Use any fruit that pleases you – mix and match to the season.
  • Use any shortbread style cookie you like, either homemade or store-bought.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 5
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 


Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson on Shockingly Delicious [8]UPDATE: The cookbook winner is Susan B. from Carlsbad, Calif. Thank you all for entering!

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Giveaway closes Fri., June 28 at noon PST.; a winner will be announced by Monday, July 1.

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