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Pear Sorbet with Raspberry Sauce

 Pear Sorbet with Raspberry Sauce
I clipped this recipe out of the newspaper several years ago and then modified it to suit my family’s taste. It serves as a casual dessert or it makes a lovely presentation in pretty glass dessert dishes with the raspberry sauce drizzled over it.
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + freezing


  • 2 pounds pears, peeled and halved
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed


  • In a large saucepan, combine the pears, water, sugar and 4-1/2
  • teaspoons lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat for 15-20
  • minutes or until pears are tender. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, process pear mixture for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and freeze for 45 minutes
  • or until edges begin to firm; stir.
  • Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm. Just before serving, process
  • again in a blender for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  • For sauce, press raspberries through a sieve; discard seeds. Stir in
  • remaining lemon juice. Serve with sorbet. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup sorbet with 4 teaspoons sauce equals 199 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein.