Orange-Blackberry Sorbet

Orange-Blackberry Sorbet

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From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2013

This orange-blackberry sorbet recipe is a beautiful purple treat perfect for any hot day. While it may seem tedious, be sure to strain the blackberries and use a low pulp or pulp-free orange juice to make the smoothest sorbet.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 6 cups blackberries (about 1 3/4 pounds), fresh or frozen (see Tips)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar


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  1. Puree blackberries in a food processor until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl and press on the solids to extract all the juice.
  2. Combine orange juice, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir the syrup into the fruit puree. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold, about 4 hours.
  4. Pour the sorbet mixture into an ice cream maker. (No ice cream maker? See Tips.) Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Let soften slightly before serving.
  • Tips: If using frozen fruit, measure it frozen and then thaw before pureeing.
  • If you don't have an ice cream maker, freeze the sorbet mixture in a shallow metal cake pan or ice cube trays until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 96 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g sugars; 11 g added sugars; 182 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 196 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (39% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

December 26, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Light & refreshing This was a hit after our family's Christmas feast. I used the bagged frozen blackberries which had plenty of flavor. The orange juice complemented it nicely. It was too hard to scoop when I took out of freezer. I zapped in microwave at lowest power for 3 minutes and it melted around edges but center was perfect to scoop. Next time (and there will be a next time) I will put in refrigerator when we sit down to eat so it will soften slowly while we eat. Pros: low calorie, refreshing Cons: Got too hard when stored in freezer