Bing Cherry-Amaretti Fool

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
When Bing cherries are in season, I make this fruity custard-style fool. The sweet cherries and whipped cream balance perfectly with the sour cream. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
Bing Cherry-Amaretti Fool Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh Bing or other dark sweet cherries, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed amaretti cookies (about 16 cookies)
  • Optional toppings: Fresh mint leaves, Bing cherries and additional crushed amaretti cookies


  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Place sour cream, sugar, lemon juice, extracts, 1 cup cherries and gelatin mixture in a blender; cover and process until cherries are pureed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Remove 1/2 cup whipped cream; reserve for topping. Gently fold remaining whipped cream into cherry mixture. Fold in crushed cookies and remaining chopped cherries. Divide mixture among 8 dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  4. Serve with reserved whipped cream and optional toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 323 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.