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Fruit and Cinnamon Semifreddo

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 5 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

6 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup

1 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons cinnamon

4 egg whites

2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur

1 1/2 cups mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries and blueberries)

1 lemon, juiced

1 small block dark chocolate, for garnish

Directions

  1. Prepare a double boiler or fit a heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water. In the bowl, combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar, and whisk until frothy. Transfer the bowl immediately to an ice bath, stirring occasionally, until cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream to medium peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the cooled egg yolk mixture and then stir in the cinnamon.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and amaretto liqueur until soft peaks form and fold that into the egg yolk-cream mixture. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan or small baking dish and freeze the mixture until soft-frozen, about 4 hours.
  4. While the semifreddo freezes, toss berries with the lemon juice and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Lightly mash with a fork to crush some of the berries. To serve, spoon the semifreddo into individual dessert dishes, top with some of the berry mixture and garnish with shaved chocolate.