A great Italian dinner calls for an Italian dessert.

I got the idea for this from Bon Appetit.  I changed things around because…well… that’s what I do.  Besides…  I needed to work with the ingredients I had at home.

Balsamic Zabaglione

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Marsala
  • 1 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 3 golden plums
  • 1/4 cup Marsala
  • 1/4 cup honey

For zabaglione, whip cream to stiff peaks and refrigerate.

Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, marsala, and balsamic vinegar. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and beat with hand-held mixer until the mixture is thick and foamy. Remove the bowl from the heat and continue beatinging until the zabaglione is completely cool.

Gently fold the zabaglione into the whipped cream and chill.

Meanwhile, place the fruit in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the marsala and honey to a boil. Add the fruit and toss to coat. Spoon the fruit into wine glasses and top with zabaglione.

It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

Back to reality, tomorrow.