Thursday, July 19, 2007

Homemade Sorbet

I should say, this recipe is adapted from the Ball Blue Book of Canning and any soft fruit can be substituted to accomodate the season.

I made strawberries because that is the season that we just got out of.

And it is GOOD. VERY good.

If you like strawberries, you will think this divine.

If you are addicted to sugar, this will not fail you.

If you are hot, this is COOL. VERY cool!

You will need:

4 cups sliced fruit-any soft variety (I used strawberries)
2 cups sugar
1 cup orange juice (I used pinapple because that is what I had)
2 T. lemon juice

Puree fruit in food processor or blender.

Add remaining ingredients to a saucepan and stir over heat until sugar dissolves.

Add fruit puree.

Add to a freezable container.

(Now, the BBB-that is, by the way, Ball Blue Book) says to put it in a 13x9 inch pan and once frozen, bring it out cut it up, puree it again. Put in freezer safe canning jars and freeze in individual portions.)

Here is what I did (since I don't want to waste freezer space OR containers...

I just plopped it into an empty (and recycled ;-) ) 1 gallon ice cream pail and froze that.

You can too.

Then, when you are ready to serve some, simply cut out hunks enough to fill the crowd-and save the rest for later.

Puree or blend said hunks until light and fluffy.

ALWAYS garnish. It makes things lovely. Mint is a good standby! ;-)
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Gena said...

How do you do it all? I didn't know you had this second, most wonderful, blog. I just stopped by for a tiny visit and I will be back daily.

You are so creative, so talented and so blessed. I feel very fortunate to be able to read bits of your day and see all of your beautiful photographs.

THANK YOU for the recipes!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much Gena. I DON'T do it all, unfortunately. My list is a mile long and as I check things off, more things produce! :-)

I would suggest, if you like, to subscribe to this blog so that you can visit when I add new recipes. I can promise I won't be posting new recipes daily and I would hate for you to waste your time checking.

So-subscribe here and since you seem enthusiastic, I will try and post more recipes just for you! :-)

LBP said...

Yum! I'm going to try this with peaches. Thanks for the recipe!

Mama Russell said...

Okay, this looks soooooo yummy! My family thanks you for sharing this recipe! :-)

Susan said...


I want to Thank You for this sorbet recipe. Perfect, especially after an upcoming dental appt... melts in one's mouth.
And you wrote it so nicely.

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Thanks again,

Krauthex said...

This recipe is just what we're looking for, but I had no idea what a treasure your blogs are! Thank you for sharing your beauty in visual, culinary and literary art.
Cheers from Alaska,