Peach Sorbet


Did you know August is National Peach Month? I couldn't help picking up a basket of peaches at the Farmer's Market over the weekend. They smelled delicious! So be warned, there will be quite a few peach recipes posted this month. :-)

I had a plan for two of the peaches I purchased but no idea what to do with the remaining 4 in the basket. I looked around for recipes but every one I found would have required a trip back to the grocery store to pick up additional ingredients. Finally I decided to just make a peach sorbet.

Peach Sorbet
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Yield: about 3 cups
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    • 4 ripe peaches
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3 tbsp. sugar
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice

1. Using a knife, make a X in the bottom of each peach.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water.
3. Add the peaches to the boiling water, making sure they're completely submerged. Blanch the peaches for 1 minute.
4. Remove the peaches from the boiling water and immediately place them into the ice water. Let them cool for 1 minute and then remove, patting them dry.
5. Once they're cool enough to handle, peel the skin off from the X marks in the peaches.
6. In a small saucepan, add the water, sugar and lemon juice over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then remove from the heat.
7. Meanwhile, cut the peaches into slices and place them into a blender.
8. Pour the sugar water mixture over the peaches and pulse until smooth.
9. Pour the peach mixture into a plastic container and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Like the cherry sorbet, this also didn't firm up completely to make pretty scoops, but the fresh peach flavor was delicious!

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