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Gingered Pear Sorbet

 Gingered Pear Sorbet
During the hot summer here in Florida, we enjoy this refreshing sorbet," says Donna Cline of Pensacola. "Sometimes I dress up servings with berries, mint leaves or crystallized ginger."
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing


  • 1 can (29 ounces) pear halves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Yellow food coloring, optional


  • Drain pears, reserving 1 cup syrup (discard remaining syrup or save
  • for another use); set pears aside. In a saucepan, bring sugar and
  • reserved syrup to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • In a blender, process the pears, lemon juice and ginger until smooth.
  • Add cooled syrup and food coloring if desired; cover and process
  • until pureed. Pour into an 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Cover and freeze
  • for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until partially frozen.
  • Return mixture to blender; cover and process until smooth. Place in
  • a freezer container; cover and freeze for at least 3 hours. Remove
  • from the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Yield: 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 135 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, trace protein.