Cherry Sorbet

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I love cherries but hate how expensive they are. For such a small fruit that requires a decent amount of work, they're pretty darn expensive! I went a bit overboard on buying them when they were on sale at the grocery store. I had planned out a dinner and dessert involving them with some extras left over for snacks. After making the dinner and dessert, I still had quite a bit left over. So I randomly decided to make cherry sorbet without the help of my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker, because my freezer was too full to hold the bowl.


Cherry Sorbet
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Yield: about 3 cups
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Ingredients:
    • 1/2 lb. cherries, stems removed and pitted
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 tbsp. sugar
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan, add the water, sugar and lemon juice over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Add the cherries to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
3. Transfer the mixture to the blender and pulse until smooth.
4. Place a mesh sieve over a plastic container and strain the cherry mixture, discarding any pieces large pieces of skin.
5. Seal the container and refrigerate for 6 hours to overnight.

For not using the ice cream attachment, I think this turned out pretty well. The sorbet is a bit crumblier than a regular one and I'm assuming that has something to do with just freezing the mixture. But its easier to scoop and has a cherry flavor that you just can't get with store-bought sorbet.


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