Short Recipe: Homemade White Wine & Sweet Pear Sorbet

Nothing cleanses the system after a heavy meal like a well-made fruity sorbet. What more, a homemade sorbet – Surely a healthier and lighter alternative to its preservative-spiked and overly-sweet counterparts on the market!

White wine, any kind will do. Preferably a clean-tasting and dry brew, goes perfectly with pears in a sorbet. No fancy photos this time, just a short recipe and straight send to heaven.


Ingredients for Homemade White Wine & Sweet Pear Sorbet: Serves 2

Homemade White Wine & Sweet Pear Sorbet

4 dessert pears, ripened and soft
1 small lemon
200ml white wine
Sugar, to taste


1. Squeeze the lemon juice. This is essential – It only gives the sorbet that extra citrus zing, but also prevents the pear flesh from oxidizing and turning brown.

2. Peel the pears and remove the core and insides. Blend the flesh and lemon juice, or put through a food processor. If you have neither and want to do it the oldschool way, just use a fork to mash it! That’s what I did.

3. Decide if you want a smoother sorbet, or one that still has small bits of pear in it. Blend accordingly. I opted for the latter.

4. Pour in white wine and add sugar to taste. Stir and mix well.

5. Put in a freeze-safe container and freeze for 4-6 hours.

6. Once ready, blend or put through food processor again, or simply let it melt a little before it reaches the desired consistency. Enjoy!


Note: Why not try it with other fruits like Mango, Strawberry or Rock Melon? If you’re not so much of an alcohol junkie, just leave the alcohol out and mix in another fruit. Pear & Apple Sorbet? Sounds just as good to me.

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