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Tart Lemon Sorbet

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"From Georgetown, Texas, field editor Susan Garoutte writes, 'On hot summer days, nothing seems to satisfy like the tartness of lemons. This light, refreshing sorbet is one of my favorite ways to use that puckery fruit.'"
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Cool. Add the lemon juice and peel.
  2. Pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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Delish! I've made this twice now and you don't need an ice cream maker. Just stick it in a container in the freezer. I think it is a little too sweet for my taste, the taste is exactly like re...

Most helpful critical review

Tart is right! I think the sugar needs to upped a bit on this one. In lemon sorbet, I like the lemon flavor to "pop" out in comparison to the sugar-this one is more like a fireworks explosion ...

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Delish! I've made this twice now and you don't need an ice cream maker. Just stick it in a container in the freezer. I think it is a little too sweet for my taste, the taste is exactly like re...

So full of flavor and perfectly tart. Make no adjustments on the sugar. I used the zest and juice of one medium lemon plus bottled lemon juice. My husband loved it so much that he now claims ...

Great! Simple, easy, and full of lemon flavor. Like the other reviewer, I think that the sugar amount is just right.

absolutely delicious with fresh or bottled lemon juice! very rich; makes awesome popsicles!

Amazing! I followed this recipe exactly, and it is absolutely perfect! I also made a second batch with about a cup of pureed fresh strawberries added in... and it was amazing as well! Thank you!

I made this without an ice cream maker- I just put in the freezer and went to stir it every hour. You do want to set your freezer on high for this, or it can take up to 5 hours to set to a sorbe...

Wonderful! Just the perfect amount of sweetness and the perfect amount of lemon. I used about 1 1/2 lemons to get the lemon peel, then juiced those, and then used bottled lemon juice to make up ...

Excellent! Followed the recipe exactly and found it perfect!

great recipe. i read from others that the sorbet turned out too tart, so i used meyer lemons. it turned out wonderful. For an extra refreshing flavor, add a couple mint leaves while the water an...