Ok....that's enough of my blatherings on my love for ice cream.
With that said, IF I eat ice cream on a regular basis, I can PACK on the pounds. So, very often I will try to eat less fatty concoctions that are equally as tasty and satisfying. THIS recipe is so easy and extremely flavorful. Quite a sophisticated taste for a sorbet too. Not overly sweet and seems "creamy" without any cream at all - hence the title "Sorbet".
The best part? This recipe does not require an ice cream maker! You can do this in your processor (everyone has a processor nowadays).
1 C dry red wine
3/4 C sugar
1 lb ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch pieces (2 Cups)
2 TBL fresh lemon juice
1. In a medium saucepan, bring wine,1 1/4 C water and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar dissolves. Add pears; reduce heat and simmer until tender, 5 - 10 minutes.
2. Stir in lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Cool completely. Transfer to a shallow baking dish. Freeze until solid, about 6 hours (or overnight).
3. With a fork, break frozen mixture into large pieces. In two batches, puree in a food processor until completely smooth, 2 - 3 minutes per batch. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve. (Sorbet will be soft, even after freezing).
Enjoy, Ice Cream lovers!