Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Up Your Tastebuds with Grapefruit Zabaglione

Even though WINTER is still fighting to be heard where I live, I can't help but to dream of SPRING and all the delicious warmth that comes with it. So I decided to dig out an older recipe that always has me thinking WARM tangy thoughts...

{a light, sweet Italian caudle}

I usually make it to serve over FRESH mixed berries, but the local produce section was lacking {so I used fresh blueberries and frozen strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries}.

This is a very simple and quick recipe that you can make in less than TEN minutes and is great for a breakfast, brunch, or a light dessert {We just happened to have it for breakfast this morning}.


  • 3 cups mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, & blackberries
  • {fresh is best, but you can use frozen defrosted}
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice{1/2 a grapefruit will do it}
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Grated grapefruit zest

  • In a large bowl, toss the berries together.
  • Spoon the berries into 4-6 serving bowls and set aside.
  • Combine egg yolks, sugar, grapefruit juice, & salt in metal bowl. {I used a 2 quart metal mixing bowl}
  • Whisk until color is a pale yellow.
  • Set the bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water (do NOT let the bottom of the bowl touch the water!)
  • Using an electric hand mixer, mix 4-5 minutes until the mix has tripled in volume & is very thick and creamy.  {you could do it yourself, but its a lot of mixing}
  • Spoon the warm zabaglione over the berries.
  • Top with grated grapefruit zest.
  • Serve immediately.



  1. This looks delicious! I'd like to invite you to link it up to my Recipe Exchange! It would be a wonderful addition. Hope to see you there!


  2. This looks sooo good =) I'm starving!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. Thank you Krista. I'll check it out! :)

    Thanks Jennifer. It was so yummy. hehe

  4. Found you through the Great Recipe Exchange at While He Was Napping. This looks amazing! I will have to try it out after the next shopping trip. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for visiting Kristen. :) let me know how it comes out & how you like it!


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