Berry Gratin with Champagne Sabayon

Total Time:
20 min
5 min
Inactive Prep:
15 min
4 servings


  • 4 handfuls mixed berries
  • 3 tablespoons sparkling wine
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon


Turn the oven on to broil with the rack about 6 inches/15 cm from the heat.

Arrange the berries in individual gratin dishes and set on a baking sheet.

Put the wine, sugar and egg yolks in a roomy glass bowl. Whisk to mix. Set the bowl over a saucepan partly filled with hot, but not simmering, water. Don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water beneath. Whisk until the mixture is frothy, pale and ribbony, 5 to 8 minutes.

Remove the bowl from the saucepan. Whisk in the zest and keep whisking a minute or two to cool slightly. Spoon the sabayon over the berries and place under the broiler until the sabayon is bubbly and golden, a minute or two. Place the gratin dishes on plates and serve immediately.