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Bittersweet Chocolate Cherry Sorbet With Cherry Compote

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“Tart-sweet cherry and strong dark chocolate flavors meld beautifully in this surprisingly rich sorbet crowned with juicy fresh cherries.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Sorbet
  • 34 cup red cherry jam (high quality)
  • 12 cup dutch process cocoa
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Compote
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 lb cherries, fresh pitted and halved (Bing or tart)


  1. To prepare sorbet, combine first 4 ingredients in a heavy saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add 2 cups water, stirring with a whisk. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring well with a whisk. Cool to room temperature; cover and chill overnight.
  2. Stir sorbet mixture with a whisk. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  3. To prepare compote, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cherries; toss well. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Serve compote with sorbet.
  4. Serve 1/2 cup sorbet with 1/4 cup compote.

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