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Zabaione: A Creamy Prosecco Dessert

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4
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A light and frothy dessert, made with prosecco and marsala. It's a quick and easy treat to serve right after dinner and can be paired with your favorite fruit.
by: Sugar and Charm
Updated Dec 26, 2014
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  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup prosecco
  • 1 tablespoon marsala
  • Fresh fruit to garnish


  • 1
    In a metal bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar.
  • 2
    Add the prosecco and marsala and continue to whisk.
  • 3
    Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • 4
    When the water boils, turn the temp down to medium heat and place the metal bowl over the top of the pot.
  • 5
    Continue to whisk the egg mixture over the heat for about 15-20 minutes, until the mixture expands and becomes frothy.
  • 6
    Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  • 7
    Serve chilled. Pour into mini glasses and garnish with your favorite fresh fruit, such as blueberries, figs or strawberries.

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More About This Recipe

  • Zabaione is a sophisticated dessert that’s perfect for a fashion week party!

    It’s meant to be served as an aperitif. It’s a creamy confection originated in Italy and can be served with an array of fresh fruit… figs being the customary choice. It’s made with egg yolks, sugar and a sweet white wine.

    I used a Prosecco made by Lamarca and a tablespoon of Marsala, which both worked perfectly when whipping up this yummy treat. The texture is smooth and frothy and when served cold, it’s extremely refreshing. It tastes similar to light custard, but has more of a robust flavor because of the sparkling wine.

    There are few ingredients, so it’s fairly easy to make this Zabaione dessert. The only time consuming part is waiting for it to cook and thicken over a double broiler (or metal bowl over boiling water), but the prepping is easy.

    Here’s how to make…

    Whisk together egg yolks and sugar.

    Add in the Prosecco and Marsala and continue to whisk. Place over a double broiler and whisk until the mixture has expanded and is frothy in texture.

    Serve in mini-martini glasses with tiny spoons. Garnish with blueberries to resemble “polka-dots” to add a little touch of fashion!

    You can also create your own yogurt polka-dots (or other shapes) by placing yogurt in a piping bag, piping out a design on a cookie sheet and then freezing! It’s an easy way to add garnish to your plate. Or add one into the middle of your creamy Prosecco!


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