Orange Gratin with Sabayon

A rich yet airy sauce accented with amaretto envelops juicy citrus segments. To save time, cut the peeled oranges crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds rather than sectioning them.

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  • Servings: 8
KEY: Fall, Summer, Dinner Party, French, Desserts, Make Ahead, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 5 medium navel oranges
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur

How to make this recipe

  1. Using a sharp knife, peel the oranges, removing any bitter white pith. Cut in between the membranes to release the orange sections. Arrange the sections in a 10-inch gratin dish or quiche pan.
  2. In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, combine the egg yolks, sugar, white wine and amaretto. Whisk constantly until thickened and light, about 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Position an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat. Spoon the sabayon over the oranges and broil for about 1 minute, until browned on top.

Make Ahead

The sabayon can be refrigerated for up to 1 hour. Let the oranges stand at room temperature.

Contributed By Published January 1996

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