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Pear Sorbet with Raspberry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + freezing


10 servings

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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm. Just before serving, process again in a blender for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  4. For sauce, press raspberries through a sieve; discard seeds. Stir in remaining lemon juice. Serve with sorbet.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 199 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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