Sorbets are so delicious and relatively easy to make. Motivated by a weekend fixation with pears, I whipped up this great treat, adding a touch of mint made it even more special. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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1 liter Pear Juice/Nectar
1 Lemon (Juice and Zest)
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Peppermint Extract
8 ripe pears (peels, cored and halved)
Place all ingredients except the peppermint extract into a large pot and cook for 15-20 minutes on medium-high heat until pears are cooked through (soft with a fork).
Ladle the pear halves into a blender with a slotted spoon. Reduce the sauce by 1/2 (about another 15-20 minutes. Pour the reduced sauce into the blender with the pears and puree. Pour into a bowl or pale and stir in the peppermint extract. Place the puree into the freezer and freeze for one hour. Remove and whisk well. Do this two more time and then let sit overnight.
I like to serve this with shortbread cookies or brownie and garnish with a sprig of mint.