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Lacy Fruit Cups with Sabayon Sauce

 Lacy Fruit Cups with Sabayon Sauce
This fruity dessert from our Test Kitchen is a refreshing change of pace from other heavy holiday desserts.
8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup rose or marsala wine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 medium pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 medium blood oranges or tangerines, peeled and sectioned
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries


  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar
  • and corn syrup; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove
  • from the heat. Stir in flour. Fold in pecans and vanilla.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking
  • sheets. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool for 30-60 seconds. Working quickly, peel cookies off paper and
  • immediately drape over inverted 6-oz. custard cups; cool completely.

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Lacy Fruit Cups with Sabayon Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small saucepan, combine the egg yolks, wine and sugar. Cook and
  • stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick
  • enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
  • Divide the grapefruit, oranges and berries among cookie cups; top
  • with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: If the cookies become firm before they are draped over custard cups, warm them on the baking sheet for 1 minute to soften.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.