Farmer’s Market Fruit with Warm Tequila-Lime “Espuma”

Fruta de la Temporada con Espuma de Limón y Tequila
Servings: 4


  • About 1 pound perfectly ripe, in-season fruit (berries, stone fruits—they all work), washed and pitted if necessary
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • Grated zest of 1/2 lime
  • Shortbread cookies, candied almonds or anything else crisp and sweet, for serving


Slice the fruit if necessary and divide it among four individual shallow serving bowls. Fill a large (4-quart) saucepan with 1 inch of water and set it over medium-high heat.

In a stainless steel bowl big enough to rest at least half way into the saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, juices, tequila and lime zest.

When the water reaches a boil, lower the heat so it is at a low simmer.  Nestle the bowl into the saucepan. Whisk the yolk mixture continuously, until it becomes thick and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Remove the bowl from the saucepan. Drape a few spoonfuls of the warm “espuma” over the fruit in each bowl and serve immediately with something crunchy and sweet crumbled on top.

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