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Sour Cherry Sorbet

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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12 h 15 m servings 194
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 194 calories; 0.7 45.7 0.9 0 194 Full nutrition

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I don't think the alcohol is gave it just a slightly odd aftertaste. but it's a fabulous recipe.

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...

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 mak...

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 ...

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 th...

Really beautiful and packs a powerful flavor punch. Also a delightful garnish in summer adult beverages, using a melon baller!

Very good!

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. ...