Asian Pear Sorbet

7 Jan

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that sure doesn’t look like much, but it’s delicious!
So on Monday, we bought a box of asian pears from Sam’s Club, and on Tuesday, I cut one open and it was brown in the middle. So I sliced the good outsides off and discarded the rest. So I had to think of a way to use the rest of the asian pears pronto!  Lucky for me, my big sis had just given me an ice cream attachment for the kitchenaid for my birthday, and we had yet to break it in.

So, voila! Asian pear sorbet!

If you have an ice cream maker, here’s how you do it:

Ingredients:

2 lbs asian pears

3/4 cup sugar (or agave syrup)

1/2 tbspn vanilla

 

Peel and core the pears, and slice them up. Put them in a pot and cover with water, and add the sugar and vanilla. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 45 minutes or until the pears are soft. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon, and reduce the water left in the pot to a half of what you had. Put the pears back in, and blend (either use an immersion blender or put the entire contents of the pot into a blender). Chill this mixture in the fridge over night, and then use it like ice cream batter to the specifications of your ice cream maker.

 

Some notes… Jonathan and I found it to be almost too sweet, so consider using 1/2 cup of sugar if you prefer less sweet sorbets. Also, our pears were super ripe, so they were already really sweet, so maybe that was part of it. Also, I think in the future we are going to try stewing some fresh ginger in the mix while its simmering for 45 minutes, because I think that flavor would be good.

 

Anyway, it was a lot of fun to use our ice cream attachment, so thanks big sis and big sis’s hubby!

 

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5 Responses to “Asian Pear Sorbet”

  1. trialsinfood January 7, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    looks delicious to me!

  2. Shannon January 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Ooo I’ve never thought to do Asian pear sorbet. I’ve had an ice cream maker for years and my three favorites to make are strawberry sorbet, watermelon sorbet and lemon sorbet. They’re all pretty simple.

    Simple syrup
    1 C water
    1 C sugar
    bring to boil to dissolve sugar

    Strawberry sorbet
    lots of strawberries (however many you have, I usually use one box)
    simple syrup

    Lemon sorbet
    1 c lemon juice
    simple syrup

    Watermelon sorbet
    however much watermelon dad chops up, enough to fill a blender before being blended
    1C water
    1/2-1C sugar (! C sugar makes it very sweet, 1/2C makes it less smooth and creamy)

    Have fun with the ice cream maker!

    • sasharoundtheclock January 8, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Oh sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipes! there is this shake at Sonic that is a strawberry watermelon shake… your comment has inspired me to want to try to make a watermelon strawberry sorbet! That will have to wait until Watermelon season, of course.

      I think I’ll try the strawberry one sometime this week!

      • Shannon January 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

        also try mixing strawberry and lemon together, we did that once when we didn’t have enough strawberries.

        Honestly, for sorbet, anything+simple syrup seems to work best.

        For ice cream, a basic vanilla recipe with crushed Chips Ahoy cookies was DELICIOUS.

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