Creme de Menthe Fool Recipe

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Creme de Menthe Fool

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at The word "fool" is an old English, Irish, Scottish fruit custard dessert traditionally made with the puree of gooseberries or other fruits. This is a delicious version to serve as a refreshing dessert and the color is a wonderful light green, perfect for St. Patrick's Day feasting!

3 eggs
1 cup half and half
2 tablespoons crystalline brown sugar
3/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
1 teaspoon butter

In heavy bottomed saucepan, whisk the eggs very well and then whisk in the half and half, sugar, and creme de menthe. Whisk very well. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 5-6 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly and coast a metal spoon. Remove from heat, stir in butter until melted. Pour into dessert cups or glasses. (Cool a bit before pouring into delicate glasses) Chill. Makes 4-6 servings and is nice served with a crisp cookie such as a ladyfinger, etc.

Recipe created 2011-03-15.

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