Cranberry Orange Sorbet

Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter.  Make this seasonal frozen treat this holiday!  

Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter. Make this seasonal frozen dessert this holiday! food desserts holiday

Back in my pastry chef days, the caterer I worked for used to serve a scoop of sorbet to guests before the main course came out.  It was meant to cleanse the palate, and they called it “intermezzo.”  I thought it was just about the fanciest and most delightful thing I had ever seen.

Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter. Make this seasonal frozen dessert this holiday! food desserts holiday

I guess I am kind of a fancy person, or at least a lover of fancy things.  And I still love this.  Even if it’s not served between courses.  Even if it’s just served alongside the turkey and gravy and stuffing.

Cranberry sauce is so necessary at the Thanksgiving table.  Everything is just so rich and savory, and I really love the tart, fruity, slightly bitter contrast that cranberry provides.

Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter. Make this seasonal frozen dessert this holiday! food desserts holiday

If you live in a warmer climate, or just happen to be having an unseasonably warm fall, I think this cranberry orange sorbet would be such a great (and different!) way to get your cranberry on.  The hint of citrus from the orange brightens everything up beautifully and adds a little more sweetness.

It would make a really nice light and refreshing dessert too!

Hold on to this simple, three ingredient cranberry orange sorbet recipe throughout the holiday season.  It’s just as perfect for Christmas and New Years as it is for Thanksgiving.

Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter. Make this seasonal frozen dessert this holiday! food desserts holiday

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Cranberry Orange Sorbet

Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter. Make this seasonal frozen treat this holiday!


Ingredients:


  • 6 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)  

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 

  • 1 ½ cups orange juice


Directions:


  1. Freeze the bowl of an ice cream maker overnight.

  2. Place the cranberries, sugar, and orange juice in a medium pot, and cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until most of the berries have burst.  Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor, and process until smooth.  Chill overnight.

  3. Process the cranberry mixture in the prepared ice cream maker for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until it's the consistency of soft-serve.  Transfer the sorbet to a loaf pan, and freeze overnight, or until hard.


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Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter. Make this seasonal frozen dessert this holiday! food desserts holiday