When sour cherries are in season, this preparation really shows off their color and flavor. Do not omit the salt as it keeps the sorbet 'scoopable' instead of a solid block of ice. Preparation time does not include time for pitting cherries. I get mine in Door County, Wisconsin, already pitted.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cherries into the work bowl of a food processor, and process until pureed, about 1 minute. Add sugar, white wine, almond extract, and salt to the pureed cherries, and process again to mix well, about 30 seconds.

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  • Pour the mixture into a 6-cup freezer container with a flat bottom. Cover the sorbet, and freeze until partially frozen, 3 to 4 hours. Stir and scrape the frozen sorbet into the soft part of the sorbet to mix well; cover and freeze 2 to 3 more hours. Repeat stirring and scraping, cover again, and freeze overnight.

Nutrition Facts

193.6 calories; 0.9 g protein; 45.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 194.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
I don't think the alcohol is necessary...it gave it just a slightly odd aftertaste. but it's a fabulous recipe. Read More
(14)
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
I don't think the alcohol is necessary...it gave it just a slightly odd aftertaste. but it's a fabulous recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2011
I followed this recipe exactly (using my Cuisinart Sorbet Maker) and it was delicious. The flavor is very intense. I toyed with the idea of reducing the sugar slightly and making another batch but my husband thinks the recipe is perfect as written. He thinks the sour cherries would be too tart with less sugar. Great summer recipe! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
Rarely do I ever see sour cherries in Florida however sweet are in abundance in the area right now. I used sweet cherries reduced the sugar about 1/4 cup and used my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker to process the fruit mixture. The finished texture was classic sorbet it firmed up perfectly. If I use sweet cherries again I'll try 1/2 cup of sugar because it was still pretty sweet but that's just a personal taste preference. I'm sure sour cherries would have made this even better but this was still pretty darn good. Thanks CJ. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
I found that the wine (I used a chardonnay) really was masked by the cherry flavour. I realise the salt plays a part in the sorbet but I thought it was excessive. This could easily be a great base for a cherry daiquiri by replacing the white wine. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
I have never seen a fresh sour cherry here in TX. When I ran across this recipe I knew I had 2 cans of sour cherries in the pantry so I experimented with those. I drained and gently pressed the cherries to remove canned liquid and find any missed pits. Used 1/2 cup sugar (we like tart) 2/3 cup Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice (to replace missing juice from missing fresh cherries) 1/2 t almond extract and instead of the wine and salt I used probably 1/3 cup vodka (out of white wine). Mixed in the blender and then chilled and froze in Kitchen Aid ice cream bowl then into the freezer to ripen overnight. The texture is perfect. We like to top with chopped Amarena cherries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2014
Really beautiful and packs a powerful flavor punch. Also a delightful garnish in summer adult beverages using a melon baller! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2019
We had bags of fresh sour cherries from a neighbor s tree and I was glad to finally find a way to use them other than in pie. I didn t have all of the exact ingredients so I made a few swaps. I used sangria instead of white wine and substituted vanilla extract for the almond. I loved the flavor the sangria brought but felt the vanilla was overpowering - I d skip that next time. Read More