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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Grape Sorbet

It's been hellaciously hot here in the Dallas area. Triple-digit heat is oppressive, so anything one can do to stay cool is very welcome. My Cuisinart ice cream maker has been getting a workout making fruit sorbets. They're so refreshing. Most contain just fruit, water, and sugar, so are easy to make. I had some grapes that needed to be used up and came up with a sorbet recipe to use them. It turned out to be just the heat relief I needed -

Grape Sorbet

2 - 3 pounds black grapes, stemmed
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
Juice of 1 orange

Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Mash grapes to help release the juices, and simmer for about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Let a fine sieve with 3 - 4 layers of cheesecloth, and drain the grape mixture, pressing to get as much of the juice out of the cooked fruit as you can. You should have 3 - 4 cups of juice.

Process in ice cream maker for 30 - 40 minutes. Remove sorbet to a container and freeze until sorbet is firm.

Yield: 1 quart


Thibeault's Table said...

Oh Lori, look at that colour. You can tell just by looking that the flavour is going to just burst in your mouth. Wish I could dip a spoon in for a little taste.


La Table De Nana said...

Oh my gosh is that glorious or what?

theUngourmet said...

I have been seeing how hot is there! I bet the Grape Sorbet helped a little. I've never had this flavor. It looks so yummy!

chow and chatter said...

this looks amazing love the color
By the way I changed my address to match the blog!

Cathy said...

Hi Lori. I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful sorbet. I imagine the flavor is just as intense as the color. Perfect for a hot summer day.

The Liberty Belle said...

Oh Lordy! That does look good...and refreshing.

Sophie said...

I really like how it even has a pretty grape color :)! Looks great.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Wowwie Lori! I'm swooning over these gorgeous photos ~ EXCELLENT!

I would love that Grape Sorbet right NOW (it's in the low 100's), it would sure hit the spot. Very nice! xo~m.

Sal said...

Beautifully photographed - the bright purple of the sorbet is vividly captured, but I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice! We've had triple-digit heat for the last couple days, and I bet grape sorbet would be just the thing to beat the heat!

Angy said...

superbe blog ! merci pour ce partage j'adore ta recette de glace aux raisins je la range dans mes dossier merci à bientôt....

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Merci, Angy! Merci de votre visite sur mon blog. S'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à revenir bientôt!

Denine M. Anderson-Regan said...

This looks awesome! I'm always wondering what to do with leftover grapes - this is super! :)

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