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:)
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.
I love the descriptor "squishy." The sorbet sounds amazing.
That looks amazing, yum!
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
Great week you had, indeed!! And that's a great sorbet flavor 🙂
Fresh fruit sorbet… perfect for summer! Love apricots, so I'm guessing this is heavenly.
I will hav eto try this perfect summer dessert. Love the color too.
I've made the peach variation of this sorbet, and we loved it! Love the color of yours and can just imagine the flavor…
Sounds delicious! I love apricots in the summer.
Apricot sounds like a really fantastic sorbet flavour!
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.
What a yummy summer treat! It has such a pretty color too. =)
That does look like a summer treat!
good for u for taking (having) neighbors fruit! lol. love the sound of pizza and sorbet!
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Sounds very light and refreshing! Yum!
What a gorgeous color!
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)
Looks great!! It looks so refreshing and delightful!
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 🙂
What a great idea, I have never had any type of ice cream or sorbet flavored with Apricot!
I love the color of the sorbet! It looks so beautiful and refreshing… Great recipe!
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.
You can just freeze in a pan and when frozen put in blender until smooth. Not as easy but it does work.
oooo, I'll bet that is delish!! Too bad I don't have a machine…..
That looks delicious! I love the color.
What a beautiful color for a refreshing treat! I hope you have a great week ahead Maria!
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!
A fabulous sorbet, mmhhh!
Yum, that sounds so delicious and refreshing.
it's gorgeous! i love the pale, pastel hue, and i think i'll always be up for some squishy-ripe apricots-turned-sorbet!
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…
Love apricots, love the color, love frozen treats. YUM.
Gotta get my hands on some apricots. That sounds so good!
What a perfectly refreshing flavor. I would love to try my hand at making this as well.
This looks so pretty and refreshing – I know I would love it.
oh, i feel refreshed just looking at the sorbet! i have got to get an ice cream maker!
this sounds absolutely divine!!!
This sounds wonderful! I think I may need to go steal a few apricots from my parents' tree. 🙂
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.
I need a treat like this today, looks so yum that apricot sorbet.
Perfect end to a summer meal!
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 🙂
Looks refreshing! Everyone must have loved it.
I love fruit sorbets and yours look so refreshing! Hope you have recovered from your weekend but it sounded like lots of fun.
Look at the color on that! Absolutely beautiful and perfect for this time of the year
I was lucky enough to be able to eat this absolutely wonderful apricot sorbet. It was outstanding! But everything Maria maks is outstanding! I had a marvelous time with Josh and Maria — they are quite the excellent hosts! Looking so forward to my next visit with them! Thanks again you two! Love you, Momma Kathy
That looks so fabulous!!!!
You know I don't think I've eaten an apricot. The color of your ice cream is gorgeous!
WOW, five kids! I pull my hair out with three. :))
What a lovely summery color!
Love this recipe.. It is so simple but I'm sure so delicious! And I love the color too 🙂
I love sorbet! This apricot version sounds so good, lately I have been making cantelope sorbet because they are so sweet from the market but I think I need to seek out some apricots.
Yum, this is certainly a unique flavor for sorbet.
Sounds delicious. I love apricot!
That looks perfect! I can't believe your neighbors have an apricot tree. Man, am I jealous.
Did you have to strain your apricots through a fine mesh strainer? What type of fine mesh strainer?
Yes, I used a fine mesh strainer. You don't have to but it makes the texture much smoother! I have a cheap one, nothing special.
Woo hooo!!! Apricots have just came into season here and I am starting to see them pop up at the farmer's market. Can't freaking wait to get them now. Was planning on a nutella ice cream this weekend and if I have the maker going might as well make more ice cream……
I do't think I've ever seen apricot sorbet before – and it sounds fab!
Maria, this looks so light and refreshing! I’ll have to try this as soon as apricots start appearing! Thanks for the link! I’ll be including it.
Looks delicious and refreshing! I just bought The Perfect Scoop and can’t wait to start using it. 🙂
This sounds delicious and such a gorgeous color!
Beautiful sorbet! I love apricots; this is perfect for summer!
This sorbet is gorgeous. Love the color!
This sorbet looks so refreshing! It would be perfect on a hot summer day!
What a fun way to enjoy apricots! I always get a bagful from our friends in the middle of the summer and some of them end up going rotten before we get to them. This would be a great way to use them up.
I love love love sorbet. Such a wonderful, guilt-free summer treat. This looks gorgeous! Love that color.
I just posted this on my blog with a few adaptations. It is a great recipe. I’d love if you’d come take a look! http://piesandplots.net/apricot-sorbet/
This sorbet is amazing! I think I used more apricots than the recipe calls for, because it pitted them first and them weighed them. But they started out as relatively flavorless and the cooking really concentrated the flavors. It’s perfect and I’m definitely making it again.
Would substituting lemon juice / zest work for this recipe?
Substitute for what?? 🙂 Add it? If you like lemon, I am sure it would be fine.