Anise Zabaglione over Grapefruit Sections

Warm zabaglione drizzled over grapefruit is the ultimate treat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 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)


  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 degrees 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 Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Vitamin A 1507IU 30%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 186mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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