Chef John's Zabaglione

Chef John's Zabaglione

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



  1. Step 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. Step 2

    Divide fruit between 2 small, clear serving bowls or stemmed cocktail glasses.
  3. Step 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. Step 4

    Spoon custard over the strawberries. Serve while custard is still warm.