Raspberry-Pear Sorbet

Raspberry-Pear Sorbet
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 53 mins


  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

  • 1 medium pear, peeled, cored, and cut up

  • cup lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon pear liqueur or vodka (optional)

  • teaspoon salt

  • Fresh raspberries (optional)


  1. For simple syrup, in a small saucepan bring 1 cup water and the sugar to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Place in refrigerator to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, for puree, in food processor combine the 1 pint raspberries, pear, lime juice, pear liqueur, and salt. Cover; process 30 seconds or until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds; discard seeds. Stir in chilled simple syrup.

  3. Spread mixture in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Cover; freeze 4 hours or until solid. Break up mixture with a fork; place in food processor. Cover; process 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to 1-quart freezer container; cover and freeze sorbet 6 to 8 hours or until solid. To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before scooping. Serve with additional raspberries. Makes 6 (1/2-cup) servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
27g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 112mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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