Saturday, November 7, 2009
Cranberry Chambord Sorbet - Pink Saturday
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a lovely palate cleanser to serve at the end of a heavy meal. I try to keep a quart of it in the freezer for those who don't like, or have room for, more traditional holiday desserts. Sorbet is a frozen dessert that's a bit like gelato, but it's softer and contains no dairy products. It's made with sugar and a fruit puree and it's suitable for vegan diets. This lovely recipe is an adaption of one that appeared in Relish Magazine. It can be made with raspberry or orange liqueur or orange juice. I've added a pinch of salt and some lemon juice to the original recipe. We are of two minds in our house. Bob loves it with Chambord while I prefer it made with Cointreau or orange juice. Chambord always seems to win. This particular recipe uses an ice cream freezer but it can be made without one using the directions that you'll find here. This is very easy to do. Here's the recipe.
Cranberry Chambord Sorbet...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
1 (12-oz.) bag fresh or frozen cranberries
2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup raspberry liqueur or strained fresh orange juice
1 pinch kosher salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1) Combine cranberries, water and sugar in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until cranberries pop, about 5 minutes.
2) Remove from heat and stir in liqueur or orange juice, salt and lemon juice.
3) Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a shallow pan; use back of a spoon to press as much liquid as possible from berries. Chill strained liquid for 2 hours.
4) When mixture is very cold, pour it into canister of an ice cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Spoon into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze fro one hour or until firm. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Yield 6 servings.
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