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Pear Sorbet

A touch of sweet white wine and citrus makes this lovely pear sorbet so refreshing. You can use canned pears when fresh ones aren't available. And lime juice is a nice substitute for lemon.— Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 5 small pears, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sweet white wine or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until pears are tender. Cool slightly.
  • Pour into a food processor; cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Just before serving, process again in a food processor for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Spoon into dessert dishes.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 198 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • choralducky
    Mar 14, 2011

    I had a box of pears that had become overripe. I made a double recipe of the sorbet to try and use them up.The flavor is fantastic. I used a Riesling for the wine, which wasn't as sweet as I had planned. I like it anyway. I'd like to try it again with some other German white wines.