Gingered Pear Sorbet


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.'

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (29 ounce) can pear halves

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 dash yellow food coloring


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.