Ginger Pear Sorbet

The hint of ginger in this refreshing sorbet kicks it up a notch, taking the sweetness of the pear to a new level of delicious. If ginger isn’t your thing, you can simply omit it.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 lbs. ripe pears
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp. dried ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¾ cup sugar


  • Peel, core, and chop the pears; place with ½ cup of the water and the ginger in a medium-sized covered saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15–20 minutes, or until very tender.
  • Remove pears from heat and add remaining water, lemon juice, and sugar in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  • Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing.