Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pear sorbet

Pears are wonderful for everyone but especially for individuals with stomach issues. I can eat pears with no problems as long as I peel them. Even peeled, they are still loaded with lots of soluble fiber and great flavor. The best part, they are available in abundance this time of year. I've been getting mine from a local organic grower I've been visiting throughout this year's growing season.

Pear sorbet is one of my favorite recipes for pears. I get lots of soluble fiber and a low calorie sweet treat. Here's the super easy recipe:

Ingredients for two servings:
2 pears peeled, cored, sliced and frozen (Bartlett or Bosc are two of my favorite varieties.)
1-2 T. fruit juice sweetener (I use Wax Orchard's fruit sweet.) Or use 1-2 tsp. of agave nectar or other sweetener
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup ice cold water

Thaw the pear pieces out just slightly. Put frozen pears, crushed ice, sweetener and water in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is blended into a nice sorbet-like consistency. Serve immediately in desert dishes with sprigs of mint.