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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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.

This post is being linked to:

Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

53 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful sorbet! I love the color! Happy pink Saturday!!

Debinhawaii said...

I think it would be delicious with either liqueur. So refreshing and pretty too.

Debinhawaii said...

I think it would be delicious with either liqueur. So refreshing and pretty too.

the ungourmet said...

Chambord is so yummy! I haven't had it in forever! Beautiful post for Pink Saturday! :D

Coleen's Recipes said...

PERFECTION, what a beautiful color!!

Fairy Footprints said...

OOOW this looks incredibly yummy, I love this one.

Happy pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Heidi

dottydotty said...

ypur pink saturday posts are always so lush the colour of that sorbet is incredible have a good one:)

claudie said...

Oh Mary, just what my palette needing after enjoying some cinnamon raison toast... now off to bed.
Happy PS
Love Claudie
oxo

dottydotty said...

your pink saturday posts are always so lush the colour of that sorbet is incredible have a good one:)

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello Mary,

I would love the cold feel it brings. And it's pretty in deep pink color too! :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Martha said...

I've made cranberry sorbet -- but have never had Chambord in it! How fun!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Pink Sorbet! It's beautiful and look delicious! Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment!

Katy ~ said...

PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT for the celiac, gluten intolerant, dairy-free, allergic-to-everything kid.

Carol at Serendipity said...

That color is scrumptious! I will try it soon - probably with cointreau. I will let you know....

Happy Pink Saturday

Carol

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am with Bob on this one - I love Chambord!
Looks totally delightful.

SmilingSally said...

What a tempting picture, Mary. Happy Pink Saturday.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Pink is my favorite color - no other compares, so Pink Saturday is the day when I can sit back, look at sweet pink goodies and visit some of the most lovely blogs in cyberspace.

Thank you for sharing your pinks with me today. They warmed my little pink ♥. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed weekend filled with the love of friends and family.

Claudia said...

I love sorbets - the color of this cranberry sorbet is gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!

noble pig said...

Would love to cleanse my palate with this one.

GWENDOLYN said...

YUMMO!!! Happy Pink Saturday!
Gwen

Michelle said...

Happy PS Mary, sorbet's rosy pink hue is wonderful....who could resist. Nice idea for replacing desert, but my family would have desert and then this too....motto is never too many deserts, lol.

jeanne said...

Hi Mary, wow! two days in a row. Something I can make! I LOVE cranberry everything and, this is easy. It also looks very pretty in pink.

I agree about the dusting...my aunt hires a housekeeper. The thing you don't know is her treasures are practically wall to wall. That round room in her home can only be entered by a few pathways through all her 'things.' And...her whole house is very much the same except the few main rooms she lives in. LOL. She is an amazing person at 82 and never stops buying 'things" Her two daughters are in mortal fear of her leaving all those things to them. My younger sisters (the antique dealers) are already involved in handling her estate in the event of her death. They dread it. We love her so much and I just can't think about it either. Her daughters do now want anything in her collections. Sigh!

Well I guess you know lots more than you cared to know. HA!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Jeanne

Lori said...

A very refreshing bite. If I could redo the traditional Thanksgiving fare, I would have this on the menu. Lovely.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

i always so look forward to your posts and the delicious recipies have a great pink week trying out a new recipe too!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mary, that sorbet is so lovely! It looks almost too pretty to eat, but I could definitely sample that. Sounds so refreshing, and I love that color for the holidays ahead.

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Gorgeous treat and I bet it tastes wonderful Mary!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Mollye said...

Oooooooooooooooh Mary the sorbet looks scrumptious. Beautiful pink and sorbets are soooooooo good. Happy Pink Saturday, Mollye

Alyssa said...

I can't tell you how much I love the sound of this! It's gorgeous and will make a lovely addition to our Thanksgiving menu, I believe.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


This looks delicious!




~ Gabriela ~

Joycee said...

What a beautiful way to end a meal!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, oh, oh, this looks so GOOD and my kind of receipe, EASY!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Marsha

Denise Marie said...

looks really pretty.

Barbara said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! And I bet it tastes just as perfect as it looks! Chambord would be my choice too.

Baking Monster said...

This looks so deligate and good. I think it would be perfect for Thanksgiving for a lighter dessert.

caren said...

YUM!!!! Your sorbet jumps off the page. Oh, how I would like to have some right now. I love your blog, it inspires me to a least think about going into the kitchen! Thanks for visiting...Happy Pink Saturday!

Charlotte said...

Looks good to me. I just ate a brownie with ice cream and hot chocolate fudge sauce. Should have had sorbet.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Charlotte

someplace in thyme said...

I love coming in here and seeing what you are up to. This looks great, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Elizabeth said...

You're teasing me with that cranberry again. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

CC said...

Oh my goodness..this looks so delicious..and so very pretty. How could you resist such a dessert??
Have a wonderful weekend filled with many sweet wonderful things..

Bunny said...

Your right I bet this is perfect after a meal, so refreshing!

girlichef said...

Lovely sorbet...such gorgeous color :D

Patricia said...

Thank you for the recipe - it looks so good and I like the idea of its lightness. The photo is lovely. A Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This would be perfect as a wonderful light dessert at Thanksgiving for someone who indulged in too much turkey and trimmings.

Happy Pink Saturday Mary!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This looks delicious!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Mary!

Can one pucker and want this at the same time lol? I think I just proved it.

Laura

Megan said...

Thanks for the very nice comment over at my blog! What's funny is I used to unroll the cabbages and only eat the filling, too. :)

Anyway, I'm loving this recipe. I have to eat dairy-free because my nursing son is sensitive to it, and admittedly I got pretty tired of the usual lemon and cherry "ice." Sorbet sounds decadent... I can't wait to try it!

Vicki said...

Dear Mary,
Thank you for the beautiful Cranberry Chambord Sorbet! Happy Belated Pink Saturday and blessings to you! Vicki

chriesi said...

Gorgeous!

Jillian said...

VIsiting your blog is always candy for the eye ... and well, the tummy, too! That looks soooooo good.

My Little Space said...

OMG, this is just so divine! Wish that I've a bucket in my fridge right now!

Robin said...

Question - If I use orange juice instead of the chambord, do I have to up the sugar since there's no alcohol so that I get the right consistency in the final product? If so, does it get super sweet? I'm trying to decide booze/no booze for when I make this.

Mary said...

Robin, don't use any more sugar unless you have an insatiable sweet tooth. Making this with orange juice does require careful watching to prevent it from setting up like a brick. Scrape often during the first set. I also let this sit about 20 minutes before scooping to serve. This is one that is much easier to make with alcohol, but it can be done without.

Robin said...

Thanks! I think I'll go with the cointreau then. I don't want to risk the texture. It is really lovely.

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