Pear sorbet

Pear sorbet
For a great pear sorbet, choose your fruit carefully: they should be perfectly ripe and full of flavour. You will get good results with williams, but any other variety of your choice will work.
264,4983.9/5 for 31 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 800 ml, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 400 ml 800 ml 1 litre 600 ml 2 litres 400 ml

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
54 min.54 min.
Keeping: Several weeks in the freezer.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pear sorbet : Photo of step #1
Peel pears, and put them immediately into cold water with the juice of half a lemon, or a pinch of vitamin C added.

We do that because peeled pears turn brown quickly.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Drain pears, cut into quarters and discard core.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Cut quarters into small pieces and put in the goblet of a blender.

Add juice of half a lemon, a pinch of vitamin C, 1 tablespoon pear eau-de-vie and 350 ml Sugar syrup.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Mix until you obtain a smooth puree.

Put in the fridge, or freezer, in a sealed container if not to be used immediately.

We do that so that the mixture is very cold before putting in the ice cream maker.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Pour into the ice-cream maker.

Stage 6 - 25 min.
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And churn the sorbet.

Stage 7
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Serve on its own or as the basis for other desserts.


You can use this method for apple or peach sorbet. The important thing is to use the best fruit you can find.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,212 Kcal or 5,074 Kj4 gr288 gr1 gr
61 %2 %27 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
100 Kcal or 419 Kj< 1 gr24 gr< 1 gr
5 %<1 %2 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brioche slices with almond cream, 4 pears salad with vanilla, Fruit coulis (fruit purée), Peach and blackcurrant coupe, Strawberry Charlotte, ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fresh fruit in sabayon, Pear compote , Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Caramelized pear custard tart, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , ... All
Vitamin CVitamin C: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to prevent peeled fruit or vegetables turning brown, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , Pesto, Coriander and cashew nut pesto, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Green parsley sauce, Windfall apple jelly, Celeriac Rémoulade , Poaching syrup, Stewed apple (compote), ... All

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