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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Apricot Sorbet

Monday, July 27, 2009

Recipe for Apricot Sorbet



We had a great weekend. Josh's mom came to visit and so did our friends from Colorado. They have five kids so it was quite the party! We went hiking, stopped by the farmer's market, went swimming at the Dewey's, and did a lot of cooking, baking, and grilling. We love having guests, it was nice having extra mouths to feed. It gave me an "excuse" to cook and bake more:)

On Friday night Josh made grilled pizza for dinner. I was in charge of dessert:) I used the other half of the apricots from our neighbors tree to make sorbet. It was so easy and the texture was amazing! The sorbet is very creamy, but no cream or milk was needed. Just apricots, sugar, water, and a splash of vanilla.

I am so glad our neighbors let us pick their apricots. This sorbet is heavenly! The perfect ending to a meal on a hot summer night.


Apricot Sorbet
The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

(Printable Recipe)


2 lbs. squishy-ripe fresh apricots (about 10-15, I used more because mine were small)
1 cup water
1 cups sugar
3 drops almond or vanilla extract (I used vanilla)


Directions:
Split the apricots in half, remove the pits, and cut each half into thirds. Combine the apricot wedges and water in a medium nonreactive saucepan and cook, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.


Once cool, puree the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Taste a spoonful and if there are any small fibers, press the puree through a mesh strainer. Stir in the almond or vanilla extract. Cover and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.


Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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56 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

I love the descriptor "squishy." The sorbet sounds amazing.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

That looks amazing, yum!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

I agree- having guests is fun because it means you get to cook/bake more!!! This sounds totally refreshing. I am planning on making your key lime pie bars next week for Josh as part of my anniversary presents

6:02 AM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

Great week you had, indeed!! And that's a great sorbet flavor :-)

6:04 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Fresh fruit sorbet... perfect for summer! Love apricots, so I'm guessing this is heavenly.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I will hav eto try this perfect summer dessert. Love the color too.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

I've made the peach variation of this sorbet, and we loved it! Love the color of yours and can just imagine the flavor...

6:46 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Sounds delicious! I love apricots in the summer.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Finsmom said...

Apricot sounds like a really fantastic sorbet flavour!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Looks so good! I am going to have to pass this one to my parents since they have an overabundance of apricots. I love the photos- beautiful colors.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a yummy summer treat! It has such a pretty color too. =)

7:11 AM  
Blogger kat said...

That does look like a summer treat!

7:29 AM  
Blogger Bren Herrera said...

good for u for taking (having) neighbors fruit! lol. love the sound of pizza and sorbet!

B @ flanboyaneats.com

7:41 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds very light and refreshing! Yum!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

What a gorgeous color!

8:14 AM  
Blogger TonyC said...

gotta do this w/ my white peaches instead of making ice cream. The egg yolks/heavy cream totally overwhelmed the subtleness of the white peaches. hanks for the reminder. (This looks uber easy)

8:46 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Looks great!! It looks so refreshing and delightful!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

yummm this sounds delicious and totally refreshing! I'll send you some chocolate covered marshmallow cookies and you send some of this... I'm sure it won't melt in the mail :)

9:17 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

What a great idea, I have never had any type of ice cream or sorbet flavored with Apricot!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I love the color of the sorbet! It looks so beautiful and refreshing... Great recipe!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

yum! I love apricots...especially fresh from a tree (the ones at the store don't even do this fruit justice). I really need to invest in an ice cream maker.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Elenka said...

oooo, I'll bet that is delish!! Too bad I don't have a machine.....

10:27 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

That looks delicious! I love the color.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

What a beautiful color for a refreshing treat! I hope you have a great week ahead Maria!

10:37 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I love how simple this is! Man I keep seeing so many good recipes that require an ice cream maker... I may need to break down and get one!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous sorbet, mmhhh!

Cheers,

Rosa

10:54 AM  
Blogger La Nouvelle Femme said...

Yum, that sounds so delicious and refreshing.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

it's gorgeous! i love the pale, pastel hue, and i think i'll always be up for some squishy-ripe apricots-turned-sorbet!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Monica H said...

The color is gorgeous and I bet it was a perfect ending to a summer meal! I wish I had a neighbor with an apricot tree...

12:41 PM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Love apricots, love the color, love frozen treats. YUM.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Gotta get my hands on some apricots. That sounds so good!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

What a perfectly refreshing flavor. I would love to try my hand at making this as well.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

This looks so pretty and refreshing - I know I would love it.

4:42 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh, i feel refreshed just looking at the sorbet! i have got to get an ice cream maker!

5:28 PM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

this sounds absolutely divine!!!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

This sounds wonderful! I think I may need to go steal a few apricots from my parents' tree. :)

7:24 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

tried grilling a pizza today! ok, ok, so we're a few months behind. any tips on how to keep the pizza dough solid-like on the grill? mine got all stretchy and wonky. still yummy, but not cute.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

I need a treat like this today, looks so yum that apricot sorbet.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Perfect end to a summer meal!

5:31 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Way to use up those apricots with style! That's an awesome dessert after some grilled pizza, nice and sweet. The color pretty much says it all :)

6:00 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

Looks refreshing! Everyone must have loved it.

6:47 AM  
Blogger veron said...

I love fruit sorbets and yours look so refreshing! Hope you have recovered from your weekend but it sounded like lots of fun.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

Look at the color on that! Absolutely beautiful and perfect for this time of the year

9:03 AM  
Blogger Kathy Seed said...

I was lucky enough to be able to eat this absolutely wonderful apricot sorbet. It was outstanding! But everything Maria maks is outstanding! I had a marvelous time with Josh and Maria -- they are quite the excellent hosts! Looking so forward to my next visit with them! Thanks again you two! Love you, Momma Kathy

9:27 AM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

That looks so fabulous!!!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

You know I don't think I've eaten an apricot. The color of your ice cream is gorgeous!

WOW, five kids! I pull my hair out with three. :))
~ingrid

12:40 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

What a lovely summery color!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Love this recipe.. It is so simple but I'm sure so delicious! And I love the color too :)

5:41 PM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

I love sorbet! This apricot version sounds so good, lately I have been making cantelope sorbet because they are so sweet from the market but I think I need to seek out some apricots.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

Yum, this is certainly a unique flavor for sorbet.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Elra said...

Sounds delicious. I love apricot!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

That looks perfect! I can't believe your neighbors have an apricot tree. Man, am I jealous.

2:42 AM  
Blogger Della Bautista said...

Did you have to strain your apricots through a fine mesh strainer? What type of fine mesh strainer?

6:00 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Yes, I used a fine mesh strainer. You don't have to but it makes the texture much smoother! I have a cheap one, nothing special.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Woo hooo!!! Apricots have just came into season here and I am starting to see them pop up at the farmer's market. Can't freaking wait to get them now. Was planning on a nutella ice cream this weekend and if I have the maker going might as well make more ice cream......

7:34 AM  
Blogger cinabar said...

I do't think I've ever seen apricot sorbet before - and it sounds fab!

4:40 AM  

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