Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lime Pineapple Sorbet


I realise that a frosty citrusy dessert might not be exactly what people crave this time of year, but personally, I'm always up for something light and refreshing after a heavy dinner, and this is really a nice dessert to have. I like to serve it with some kind of seasonal fruit - I used nectarines when those were in season, but feel free to substitute something else.

Lime Pineapple Sorbet

1 small jar crushed pineapple in juice
600 ml water
150 g sugar
1,5 lemons, juiced
4 limes, juiced
the zest of 1 lime, finely grated

Use a blender to puree the pineapple and its juice, until smooth. Mix half the water with the sugar and lime zest, and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the rest of the water and the pineapple, and leave until completely cold, preferrably in the fridge over night.

Juice the citrus fruits - just before making the sorbet or they will lose a lot of that fresh flavor you're after. You should have about 300 ml of juice in total. Mix with the pineapple-sugar solution, and taste it - you might want a bit more sugar or more lime. Then run the whole thing in an ice cream machine until it's as frozen as you like. This is actually nice with a slushy thickness.

Marinated nectarines

4 nectarines, thinly sliced
2 tbsp Pineapple Sourz liqueur - or something similar
1 tbsp Rose's Lime Cordial

Mix everything, and place in the fridge for a few hours. When serving, spoon some nectarines into bowls or glasses, and top with the sorbet.

Recipe in Swedish:
Lime och ananassorbet


meeso said...

This does sound light and refreshing, and easy to make.

annamaria said...

Så gott det ser ut! Kunde nog funka med en fikonvariant till nu kanske? Jag är redan i jultä tidigt kanske.

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

I love sorbets and this looks and sound great.

chumpman said...

This is absolutely another one I have to put under my 'must try' list. Like unique scent of lemon and sweet and sour taste of pineapple. Good combination, great recipe, thanks a lot ! ^o^