After my trip to Columbus, I raved about the Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet from Jeni’s Ice Cream. Since I haven’t been back to Columbus yet, I decided it was time to make some of my own! I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. And since basicallyyyy it’s just pears, (and sugar and wine…) I’m pretty sure you can just sit down and eat the entire batch of this without feeling guilty. And believe me, you’ll want to.
Riesling Pear Sorbet
5-6 Medium Pears – Peeled, Cored, Diced (I used Bosc)
1/2 Cup Riesling
1/2 Cup Sugar
1.5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let it simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or until pears are tender. Let mixture cool slightly.
Use a food processor to puree the mixture – you will probably have to do this in two batches. Force mixture through a sieve. Put mixture in a large Ziploc bag and put it in a bowl of ice water to cool it down – about 30 minutes. Pour into an ice cream maker and process until it is the consistency softly whipped cream – this was about 20-30 minutes for me. Put mixture in a container, press a piece of parchment paper across the top, and seal container with an airtight lid. Put it in the freezer for 4+ hours before serving.