Red Wine and Pear Sorbet


Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 8 Hours

Yield: Makes 1 quart

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  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lb. ripe Bartlett pears peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt


  1. In a small saucepan, bring wine, 1 1/4 cups water, and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar dissolves. Add pears; reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and a pinch of salt; cool completely. Transfer to a shallow baking dish.
  3. Freeze until solid, about 6 hours (or overnight).
  4. With a fork, break frozen mixture into large pieces. In two batches, puré e in a food processor until completely smooth, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer to an airtight container; freeze until ready to serve (sorbet will be soft).
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