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Chef John's Zabaglione

In this classic Italian dessert, sweet, juicy fruit is enveloped in a rich but impossibly light custard.
Makes:2 servings


  • ½ cup strawberries - hulled, halved and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • ¼ cup dry Marsala wine


Prep:10 mCook:10 mReady:1 h 20 m
  1. Gently stir the strawberries and sugar together in a bowl. Cover and let sit at room temperature until juices release, about 1 hour.
  2. Divide fruit between 2 small, clear serving bowls or stemmed cocktail glasses.
  3. Place egg yolks, sugar, and marsala into metal mixing bowl. Set over burner on low heat. Hold rim of bowl with a potholder. Whisk until mixture forms loose peaks, 7 or 8 minutes. Mixture should feel warm to the touch.
  4. Spoon custard over the strawberries. Serve while custard is still warm.

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