Peach Gratin with Muscat Sabayon
Sabayon is really the French version of zabaglione'a warm dessert sauce that is as versatile as it is delicious.
Preparation Time20 min
Preparation Time - Text20 mins
Cooking Time25 min
Cooking Time - Text25
Total Timeunder 1 hour
OccasionFormal Dinner Party
Taste and Texturefruity, sweet, winey
Type of Dishdessert, fruit, gratin
- 4 ripe peaches, peeled
- 2 figs, quartered (optional)
- 6 tbsp sugar
- Pinch of ground cardamom
- Grated zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 4 large egg yolks
- ¼ cup Muscat wine
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°F).
Halve each peach and remove the pit, then cut each half into 3 wedges. Place the peaches, with the figs (if using) in a gratin dish and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of the sugar, the cardamom, and lemon zest and juice. Bake for 20–25 minutes, until the peaches are juicy and glazed. Remove the peaches from the oven. Position a broiler rack 6in (15cm) from the source of heat and preheat the broiler.
Combine the yolks, remaining 4 tbsp sugar, and wine in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Beat with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes, or until the mixture has tripled in volume.
Pour the sabayon over the peaches. Broil until the topping is glazed, about 30 seconds. Serve hot.
Variation: Red Fruits with Marsala Sabayon
Substitute 12 oz (350g) strawberries, hulled and halved, and 6 oz (175g) each raspberries and stemmed red currants (or blueberries) for the peaches. Toss with 2 tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, and the finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime. Let stand for at least 2 or up to 8 hours at room temperature. Make the sabayon as above, substituting sweet Marsala wine for the Muscat.
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