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Low-Fat Blackberry Fool (high fiber)

4-oz. carton 2% low-fat cottage cheese (1 1/2 cups)
2 Tbs. sugar or to taste
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 lbs. ripe blackberries, rinsed and patted dry
Scant 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar or to taste

In food processor, combine all ingredients. Process, stopping to
scrape down sides of bowl as necessary, until cheese is thick and
creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl, cover and refrigerate
until completely chilled.

Select 6 perfect berries and reserve for garnish. Place remaining
berries in medium saucepan with water. Cover and bring to boil over
medium heat, stirring so berries don't stick to bottom and burn.

Uncover berries and stir. Cook over medium heat until berries have
released their juices and fruit is softened, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat. Transfer berries to food processor and process
until smooth. Strain berries through a sieve set over a medium
bowl. Using wooden spoon or spatula, press puree through sieve;
discard seeds. Add sugar, cover and refrigerate overnight or up to
1 day.

To serve, in tall goblet or parfait glass, layer 2 tablespoons
blackberry puree alternately with 1/4 cup cream, starting with
puree and ending with cream. Garnish with one perfect blackberry
and a sprig of fresh mint. Let each person stir to taste as they


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