How to make it

  • To prepare the caramelized zest

  • Put the lemon zest and sugar in a small non-stick saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat and let the sugar melt.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the sugar turns a golden color.
  • Remove and strain, reserving the zest. Set aside.
  • To prepare the lemon cream

  • In the bowl of a mixer, cream the eggs and sugar until light in color.
  • Bring the lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. As soon as the juice boils, reduce the heat to medium.
  • Rapidly stir a small amount of the hot juice into the egg mixture, then slowly add egg mixture hot juice, stirring as you add. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter and zest.
  • Return the pan to the heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring gently.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the lemoncello liqueur, and set aside; keep warm.
  • To make the zabaglione

  • Mix the eggs and sugar in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water.
  • Whisking or beating constantly, cook the mixture until it thickens.
  • Remove from heat and continue beating until it has cooled. Fold in the lemoncello and lemon cream.
  • To prepare the fruit

  • Pare the citrus fruits and cut out the segments. Peel off any remaining segment membrane.
  • Put the segments, butter, and sugar in a non-stick saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Squeeze the juice from the rinds of the citrus into the pan.
  • Cook, stirring gently to coat, until the syrup is reduced to a thick glaze.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place the caramelized citrus fruit in dessert dishes or cups.
  • Pour the zabaglione cream over the fruit, letting some of the fruit peep through.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • To serve

  • Sprinkle the tops of the desserts with caramelized zest and a little sugar.
  • Using a small kitchen torch, brown the tops before serving.
  • Place each dish on a serving plate. Garnish the plate with fanned lime
  • url:
  • Chef Luciano Bossegia
  • Cardinale
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

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