The inspiration to create this rosemary pear sorbet came from a wonderful experience I had in Belgium, years ago, in a fancy restaurant called “The Prince of Liege”. My husband’s grand-father liked to spoil us from time to time and that day he was treating us to a special lunch. It was one of those establishments with smart waiters gliding around us in black suits, artistically folded linen napkins, and subdued ambiance.
I don’t remember the dishes we ordered, but I do remember the little entremets we got to savor in between courses. Something small, elegant, with a mild flavor to reset your palate. One of them was a refreshing fruit sorbet, served in a dainty little dish with a Polly Pocket size spoon!
I love creating fruit-based paleo desserts. They require very few steps to make, they are minimally processed, and they certainly have their place in a balanced healing diet like the paleo autoimmune protocol. Plus, this pear sorbet is easy to make and super healthy!
The delicate flavor of the pears is enhanced by a subtle hint of rosemary, making this rosemary pear sorbet the perfect dessert for your festive meals!
No ice-cream maker? No problem! You can make this recipe as a granita, following the 3 last steps laid out in this tutorial.This post was originally written and posted on the blog Empowered Sustenance.
- 4 big Bartlett pears (or 5 small)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary (3-4 inches)
- Peel and cut pears into small pieces.
- In a pot over medium-low heat, add pears, water, honey, and rosemary (push the rosemary at the bottom of the pan and cover with water and pears).
- Boil for 10 minutes, or until the pears are soft.
- Remove from the heat, cover, and let cool down.
- Remove the sprig of rosemary before transferring the fruit mixture to your Vitamix or high speed blender. Blend on high for 20 seconds.
- Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge to chill.
- Now follow the manufacturer's instructions to process the fruit sorbet through your ice-cream maker.
- This sorbet can be served immediately as a soft serve. Place in the freezer 1 hour for a firmer texture.
The recipe for this Rosemary Pear Sorbet was shared on: Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable
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