Anise Zabaglione over Grapefruit Sections

Anise Zabaglione over Grapefruit Sections

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Warm zabaglione drizzled over grapefruit is the ultimate treat.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sweet Marsala wine or orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (see Tips)
  • ½ teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit sections, well drained (2 to 3 large grapefruits)
  • 1 Star anise (optional)


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  1. To prepare the zabaglione, in a medium bowl whisk together the egg, egg yolks, Marsala wine, sugar, anise seeds and salt.
  2. Transfer the mixture to the top of a double boiler. Place over gently boiling water (upper pan should not touch water). Cook, whisking constantly, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 165°F (5 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Divide grapefruit sections among four dessert dishes. Immediately spoon warm zabaglione over grapefruit sections. If desired, garnish with star anise.
  • Tips: We do not recommend using sugar substitute for this recipe.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup grapefruit sections and about ¼ cup zabaglione
  • Per serving: 160 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 139 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 1,507 IU vitamin A; 36 mg vitamin C; 45 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 59 mg sodium; 186 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (60% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 fruit, ½ lean protein, ½ other carb

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