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Grapefruit Zambaglione over Mixed Berries

January 10, 2008

from Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis

3 cups mix of hulled and quartered strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries (I used a defrosted frozen bag of mixed berries in order to save money)
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice (I used bottled and it turned out just fine)
Pinch kosher salt
Grated grapefruit zest (Left it out, since I used bottled juice)

In a large bowl, toss together the berries. Spoon the berries into serving dishes and set aside.

Meanwhile, combine the egg yolks, sugar, grapefruit juice, and salt in a large metal or glass bowl. Whisk vigorously until combined and the color is a pale yellow. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Using a whisk or an electric hand mixer, vigorously whisk the egg mixture until it has tripled in volume and is very thick and creamy, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Spoon the warm zabaglione over the berries. Top with a light sprinkle of grapefruit zest. Serve immediately.


Zabaglione – A dessert or sauce consisting of egg yolks, sugar, and wine or liqueur beaten until thick and served hot or cold. -from

This was superb. One of the best desserts I’ve had in a long time, and that means it’s beating out any form of chocolate.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    January 10, 2008 2:34 am

    Very nice! These all sound so yummy!

  2. Amy permalink
    January 10, 2008 2:53 am

    BTW, you’ve been tagged. 😉

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