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Recipe for Apricot Sorbet

Recipe for Apricot Sorbet

We had a great weekend. Josh’s mom came to visit and so did our friends from Colorado. They have five kids so it was quite the party! We went hiking, stopped by the farmer’s market, went swimming at the Dewey’s, and did a lot of cooking, baking, and grilling. We love having guests, it was nice having extra mouths to feed. It gave me an “excuse” to cook and bake more:)

On Friday night Josh made grilled pizza for dinner. I was in charge of dessert:) I used the other half of the apricots from our neighbors tree to make sorbet. It was so easy and the texture was amazing! The sorbet is very creamy, but no cream or milk was needed. Just apricots, sugar, water, and a splash of vanilla.

I am so glad our neighbors let us pick their apricots. This sorbet is heavenly! The perfect ending to a meal on a hot summer night.

Apricot Sorbet
The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

(Printable Recipe)

2 lbs. squishy-ripe fresh apricots (about 10-15, I used more because mine were small)
1 cup water
1 cups sugar
3 drops almond or vanilla extract (I used vanilla)

Split the apricots in half, remove the pits, and cut each half into thirds. Combine the apricot wedges and water in a medium nonreactive saucepan and cook, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Once cool, puree the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Taste a spoonful and if there are any small fibers, press the puree through a mesh strainer. Stir in the almond or vanilla extract. Cover and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.

Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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73 Responses to “Recipe for Apricot Sorbet”

  1. Mary — July 27, 2009 @ 6:02 am

    I love the descriptor "squishy." The sorbet sounds amazing.

  2. Tracy — July 27, 2009 @ 6:02 am

    That looks amazing, yum!

  3. Erica — July 27, 2009 @ 6:02 am

    I agree- having guests is fun because it means you get to cook/bake more!!! This sounds totally refreshing. I am planning on making your key lime pie bars next week for Josh as part of my anniversary presents

  4. VeggieGirl — July 27, 2009 @ 6:04 am

    Great week you had, indeed!! And that's a great sorbet flavor :-)

  5. RecipeGirl — July 27, 2009 @ 6:04 am

    Fresh fruit sorbet… perfect for summer! Love apricots, so I'm guessing this is heavenly.

  6. Lisa — July 27, 2009 @ 6:13 am

    I will hav eto try this perfect summer dessert. Love the color too.

  7. Nancy/n.o.e — July 27, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    I've made the peach variation of this sorbet, and we loved it! Love the color of yours and can just imagine the flavor…

  8. Jenny — July 27, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    Sounds delicious! I love apricots in the summer.

  9. Finsmom — July 27, 2009 @ 6:48 am

    Apricot sounds like a really fantastic sorbet flavour!

  10. Mary Ann — July 27, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    Looks so good! I am going to have to pass this one to my parents since they have an overabundance of apricots. I love the photos- beautiful colors.

  11. Melissa — July 27, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    What a yummy summer treat! It has such a pretty color too. =)

  12. kat — July 27, 2009 @ 7:29 am

    That does look like a summer treat!

  13. Bren Herrera — July 27, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    good for u for taking (having) neighbors fruit! lol. love the sound of pizza and sorbet!

    B @

  14. 5 Star Foodie — July 27, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    Sounds very light and refreshing! Yum!

  15. Barbara Bakes — July 27, 2009 @ 8:14 am

    What a gorgeous color!

  16. TonyC — July 27, 2009 @ 8:46 am

    gotta do this w/ my white peaches instead of making ice cream. The egg yolks/heavy cream totally overwhelmed the subtleness of the white peaches. hanks for the reminder. (This looks uber easy)

  17. The Food Librarian — July 27, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    Looks great!! It looks so refreshing and delightful!

  18. Gaby — July 27, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    yummm this sounds delicious and totally refreshing! I'll send you some chocolate covered marshmallow cookies and you send some of this… I'm sure it won't melt in the mail :)

  19. Cheryl — July 27, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    What a great idea, I have never had any type of ice cream or sorbet flavored with Apricot!

  20. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 27, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    I love the color of the sorbet! It looks so beautiful and refreshing… Great recipe!

  21. Danielle — July 27, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    yum! I love apricots…especially fresh from a tree (the ones at the store don't even do this fruit justice). I really need to invest in an ice cream maker.

  22. Elenka — July 27, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    oooo, I'll bet that is delish!! Too bad I don't have a machine…..

  23. Tracey — July 27, 2009 @ 10:35 am

    That looks delicious! I love the color.

  24. Manggy — July 27, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    What a beautiful color for a refreshing treat! I hope you have a great week ahead Maria!

  25. stephchows — July 27, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    I love how simple this is! Man I keep seeing so many good recipes that require an ice cream maker… I may need to break down and get one!

  26. Rosa's Yummy Yums — July 27, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    A fabulous sorbet, mmhhh!



  27. La Nouvelle Femme — July 27, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    Yum, that sounds so delicious and refreshing.

  28. Grace — July 27, 2009 @ 11:38 am

    it's gorgeous! i love the pale, pastel hue, and i think i'll always be up for some squishy-ripe apricots-turned-sorbet!

  29. Monica H — July 27, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    The color is gorgeous and I bet it was a perfect ending to a summer meal! I wish I had a neighbor with an apricot tree…

  30. pinkstripes — July 27, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    Love apricots, love the color, love frozen treats. YUM.

  31. Katrina — July 27, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    Gotta get my hands on some apricots. That sounds so good!

  32. Bridgett — July 27, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

    What a perfectly refreshing flavor. I would love to try my hand at making this as well.

  33. Pam — July 27, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    This looks so pretty and refreshing – I know I would love it.

  34. teresa — July 27, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

    oh, i feel refreshed just looking at the sorbet! i have got to get an ice cream maker!

  35. ttfn300 — July 27, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    this sounds absolutely divine!!!

  36. Kara — July 27, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I think I may need to go steal a few apricots from my parents' tree. :)

  37. Leslie — July 27, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    tried grilling a pizza today! ok, ok, so we're a few months behind. any tips on how to keep the pizza dough solid-like on the grill? mine got all stretchy and wonky. still yummy, but not cute.

  38. Helene — July 27, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    I need a treat like this today, looks so yum that apricot sorbet.

  39. Foodie with Little Thyme! — July 28, 2009 @ 5:31 am

    Perfect end to a summer meal!

  40. Adam — July 28, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    Way to use up those apricots with style! That's an awesome dessert after some grilled pizza, nice and sweet. The color pretty much says it all :)

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