I am not often one for kitschy holiday desserts, but don't mistake that for boring. In fact, I use any government-mandated celebration I can as an excuse to whip up a new recipe. That said, I usually prefer to keep it simple. I don't want any glitter, fluorescent dyes, flames, sparklers, or God forbid, a Roman candle near my food. Is that too much to ask?
Take this mixed berry fool. It is the epitome of class. And while it may have originated in England, when layered parfait-style with streaks of red and blue, it looks pretty darn American to me!