Pistachio Sabayon with Strawberries and Meringues

Cindy Thomas, August 17, 2015

 

Pistachio Sabayon with Strawberries and Meringues

Pistachio Sabayon with Strawberries and Meringues

This dessert from Mimi Thorisson’s recipe is spectacular.  I love the combination of flavors and textures:  pistachio, strawberry, crunchy, creamy, light and decadent all at once.  The recipe begins with making the meringues.  Confession:  I usually do not enjoy meringues.  I’ve always found them to be too sweet for my taste.  These are different…they are the most magical, tender, melt in your mouth treats!

Egg white mixture is whipped until glossy and stiff.

Egg white mixture is whipped until glossy and stiff

 

Freshly baked meringues

Freshly baked meringues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made the meringues a day before serving them.  They take an hour and a half to bake, so it was nice to have them prepared ahead of time.  Mimi mentions the option to color them pink with food coloring….how could I resist?  I do love colorful things!  They reminded me of something out of Candyland or Willy Wonka.  I love it!

Watch out!  Those meringues disappear quickly.

Watch out! Those meringues disappear quickly.

 

The trickiest thing about this dessert is that the sabayon must be made right before serving it.  It also requires an ingredient called pistachio paste, which I ordered online since I’ve never seen it in the grocery store.  There are also recipes online for making your own.  My sabayon did not turn out as pretty as Mimi’s,  but it was decadent and delicious.  I chose to serve this dish with vanilla ice cream added to it because it was a very warm summer evening.  The end result:  spectacular.

These smiles say it all...a wonderful dessert for a summer evening!

These smiles say it all…a wonderful dessert for a summer evening!

 

Mimi Thorisson has posted this recipe on her blog….so go check it out and make it this deliciousness at home! Click here to see it:  Manger

 

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4 thoughts on “Pistachio Sabayon with Strawberries and Meringues”

  1. joosbornenc says:

    Great photos. Sounds like a good summer dessert.

  2. tammycirceo says:

    I want to be at that dinner party! You throw the best!!

  3. Cakelaw says:

    Such a pretty dessert!

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