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Dessert wine sabayon with cherries and pistachios


You'll need

1 quantity dessert wine sabayon Finely grated rind and juice of ½ orange 1 kg cherries, halved and pitted 100 ml dessert wine 30 gm raw caster sugar Juice of ½ orange To serve: coarsely chopped pistachios

Method

  • 01
  • Follow directions for dessert wine sabayon, adding grated orange rind to egg yolk mixture. Refrigerate to chill (30-40 minutes).
  • 02
  • Combine cherries, wine, sugar and orange juice in a bowl, stir until sugar dissolves, then refrigerate to macerate for 10 minutes. Spoon over dessert wine sabayon, scatter with pistachios and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Feb 2010

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