Raspberry Sorbet

Every time I see the title of this post, I start singing Prince’s Raspberry Beret. Except obviously, I change it to be Raspberry Sorbet. Sorry for getting that song stuck in your head.

Raspberry Sorbet

Btw, did you see the Jimmy Fallon skit where he and Neil Patrick Harris play Catch Phrase with two audience members? Jimmy Fallon is trying to get this guy to say beret and he starts singing “she wore a raspsberry…” The guy goes “hat?” it was too funny. I love Jimmy Fallon. And Neil Patrick Harris. But I digress…

Raspberry Sorbet

This raspberry sorbet does deserve for a song to be written about it. I’ve already made it three times. It’s so simple to make and only uses five ingredients (and one is water). It tastes refreshing and juicy (can sorbet taste juicy?!?) just like summertime raspberries should.

Raspberry Sorbet

Watch the amount of sugar you use based on how sweet your raspberries are. I read some comments that it was too sweet. If you’re picking your own raspberries, you will definitely want to cut down on the amount of sugar.

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Raspberry Sorbet

Yield: ~5 cups

Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 1⁄4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 lb. fresh raspberries (about 5 cups), separated
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Directions:

In a 2-quart saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without stirring, to make a syrup, for 5 minutes.

Allow simple syrup to cool to room temperature.

While the simple syrup is cooling, puree one pound (~4 cups) of the raspberries in a blender or food processor until smooth. Scrape the purée through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard the seeds.

Stir the raspberry puree, cooled simple syrup, vanilla, and lemon juice together.

Pour it into a 2-quart ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions until almost set but still a little slushy, about 25 minutes.

Add remaining raspberries (about 1 cup) and continue freezing in the ice cream maker for about 5 minutes. Transfer the sorbet to a plastic container and freeze until completely set, about 1 hour.

Recipe from Saveur

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11 Responses to “Spicy Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Lentil Salad”

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    Shannon — November 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Ooh, that sounds great!

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    Emily — November 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    That sounds pretty incredible! Love your 5 day idea 🙂

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    That looks delicious! I wish I could convince my husband to eat squash. 🙁

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    Boston Food Diary — November 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    LOVE this! Lentils are DELICIOUS and sooo good for you! This looks perfect!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Such a delicious filling salad! You pretty much had me at goat cheese…my favorite!

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    Megan — November 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I made the Bon Appetit version last year with pumpkin. It was soo good. I actually had thought it would be good with butternut squash too. Great salad!

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    Cara — November 17, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I’ve been eyeing that recipe since the original in BA and again since SK posted it. Where do you get your uncooked black lentils?

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    Jen — November 17, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Cara – I used the Goya brand lentils from my grocery store. They were greenish brown.

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    Taylor — November 17, 2010 at 4:00 am

    This looks awesome…I have some lentils I have been wanting to use, so this will be perfect!

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    Shannon — November 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i made this too and it was AWESOME 🙂

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I love the combination of hearty lentils, sweet and spicy butternut squash and tangy goat cheese. I can imagine every flavor in this!

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