During the hot summer here in Florida, we enjoy this refreshing sorbet,' says Donna Cline of Pensacola. 'Sometimes I dress up servings with berries, mint leaves or crystallized ginger.'

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20 mins
20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Drain pears, reserving 1 cup syrup (discard remaining syrup or save for another use); set pears aside. In a saucepan, bring sugar and reserved syrup to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool.

  • In a blender, process the pears, lemon juice and ginger until smooth. Add cooled syrup and food coloring if desired; cover and process until pureed. Pour into an 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. dish. Cover and freeze for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until partially frozen.

  • Return mixture to blender; cover and process until smooth. Place in a freezer container; cover and freeze for at least 3 hours. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 5.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I used an ice cream maker and it turned out great- awesome flavor. I also added about a cup of frozen whole mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.) The consistency is really good- it didn't harden like some sorbet recipes so that you have to thaw it out a bit before eating it. I am thinking about adding some pomegranate seeds next time I make it. Overall a definite must try, especially if you have an ice cream maker. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the best sorbet I have ever eaten! Instead of freezing it, I put it in my ice cream maker and it turned out perfect, especially with the chopped crystallized ginger! Thank you for sharing this recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Needed a recipe that didn't involve an ice cream maker...This was nice and simple, and tasted pretty good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a hit with all the men at the party. I will make a double batch next time. Yummy!! And very easy!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was super easy & delicious. I didn't have lemon juice so substituted lime juice, but I think the lemon juice would have tasted better. I only had pears in water instead of syrup, so I added a bit of corn syrup to the sauce mixture. I think if I had all correct ingredients from the beginning, this would have been even better. Will definitely make this again Read More
Rating: 3 stars
loved the taste but didn't like the consistency Read More