Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

Hubby and I have been enjoying my newest kitchen gadget a little too much this year. Since getting my ice cream maker attachment for Christmas last year, this will be my 14th ice cream post and I have another 3 in draft waiting to get written up and published. So that’s 17 batches of ice cream or sorbet. Not counting the times I made recipes more than once. Which has happened.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

Homemade ice cream has changed our lives. In good ways and not so good ways… Since I primarily use coconut milk in my ice cream due to my lactose intolerance, the ice cream I make is heavenly and super creamy. It’s also laden with a lot of calories and fat. No wonder it’s so good.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

I’ve also found that contrary to when I bake a lot, we don’t send the ice cream to work for coworkers to help with the consumption of said desserts. Now, I’m not complaining. My waistline, on the other hand, is complaining. We’ve both put on a few pounds and I’m blaming it on my new hobby of ice cream making.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

My solution to this issue? Make more sorbet. It’s at least as much fun as making ice cream, the results are always as delicious, but the extra calories and fat just aren’t there. So I hope you guys enjoy the sorbet recipes that will be coming soon.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

In all honesty though, I might just stick with remaking this Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme over and over and never try any other sorbet recipes and have nothing to share with you guys. The jury is still out on that one.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

I did have a few pluots in the kitchen from our CSA box, so I did a combination of peaches and pluots in this sorbet. The pluots added some sweetness, so I cut down the amount of sugar. I loved that you could actually taste the champagne in this sorbet. The thyme was just subtle enough that you could taste it without being overpowering. While this sorbet was in our freezer, I had no issues passing up on the ice cream that was in there.

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Peach and Pluot Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

Use any combination of peaches and pluots, or all of one fruit in this sorbet

Ingredients:

5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
3 fresh pluots, peeled and sliced
2 cups water
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup champagne

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, combine fruit, water, sugar, and thyme mixing well until sugar dissolves completely.

Bring to a boil then allow mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in honey, lemon juice and zest. Let the mixture sit for an additional 10 minutes until cooled.

Remove thyme stems from mixture. Leave any leaves that have fallen off the stem in the mixture.

Pour mixture into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

Cover and chill in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 hours.

When you are ready to freeze the sorbet, mix in champagne and process in your ice cream maker and for about 35 minutes, or according to the product's instructions.

Cover and place in freezer over night.

Recipe adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny

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12 Responses to “Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I’m like you and totally try out recipes based on photos! I think goat cheese and fruit are always a perfect combo. The goat cheesecake sounds intriguing!

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    Lauren — September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! I’m totally with you about photos of food – they are typically what tempt me to make a recipe.

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    Amanda — September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This cake looks DELICIOUS!

    I’d never heard of using goat cheese in a cheesecake, but I’m intrigued.

    I, too, much prefer pictures. Sometimes you just don’t put the ingredients together in your head the right way and it comes out looking totally different than you expected. I also flip through the book faster and I tend to not find recipes unless there are pics!

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    Beeb — September 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i think trying something new without any idea what it should look like it rough. i love pictures but most cookbooks dont seem to have enough. i think thats why i love this blog so much, you take TONS! 🙂

    i am very intrigued by this recipe. but i dont eat blueberries or peaches. is it good by itself? or is the fruit greatly needed??

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    Jen — September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Beeb – It’s similar to any other cheesecake. It was good on it’s own, but the fruit really enhanced the flavor. Are there other fruits you like that you could top it with? Strawberries and blueberries would be great!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Oh yum! I totally want to try this. I love goat cheese (and fruit) and bet this would make an amazing cake!

    I like photos too, but sometimes I get a little too into them. Like the other night when I forgot to add raisins to my cinnamon raisin bread because they weren’t in the photo 🙂

    Sues

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I definitely prefer recipes with pictures but if a description is really good (or intriguing) or if an author points it out as a favorite… or lastly if it’s a source I trust, I go for it. With that said, I’m glad you made it and posted pictures. This cake looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic!!!

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    flavourfulbounty — September 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This looks really good. I agree that sometimes I eat with my eyes. I love photos, but not the ones that look almost fake since they are so perfect. That’s why I love food blogs – usually it is just the food as it will be served.

    I cook from a lot of different sources, and will try recipes that are appealing without any pics either. Sometimes it is more difficult when I am completely unfamiliar with the dish, though.

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Photos! I love yours…the “cake” looks so pretty with it’s white lip and fruit piled high.
    ~ingrid

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    Cara — September 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I can see how it would be more of a “cheesecake” than a “cheese cake” because there’s such a small amount of flour. As we move into fall, I bet it would be delicious with a topping of figs sauteed with honey… mmm… honey figs and goat cheese!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:45 am

    LOVE goat cheese cheesecake 🙂 peaches and blueberries seem like another good topper (i recently made one with figs and raspberries!)

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    Jay — February 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    i really have to bake that cake for my boyfriend who has a milk intolerance. thank you for posting this many recipes with goat cheese 🙂
    best wishes, jay, my blog: artandloveandme.blogspot.com

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