Nectarine Sorbet

This summer, give your immune system a well-deserved boost.

Posted in , Aug 1, 2008

Dessert recipes: Nectarine Sorbet

Nectarines are a great source of vitamin A, which is good for your eyes and skin. Want to boost your immune system? Add some juicy berries.


 6 ripe nectarines (about 2 pounds)

 2⁄3 cup water

¾ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed


1. Slice unpeeled nectarines in half and remove the pits. 

2. Cut nectarines into small chunks and cook with water in a medium saucepan, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they're soft and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

3. Add more water if necessary during cooking. Remove from heat and stir in sugar.

4. Let cool to room temperature. When cool, puree mixture in a blender until smooth.

5. Stir in lemon juice. Chill thoroughly. Freeze in ice-cream maker or individual bowls, stirring the sorbet periodically.

From The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz. Reprinted with permission from Ten Speed Press ©2007.

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