Fresh Cranberry Apple Sorbet

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“Bags of fresh cranberries bought on sale last winter, now kicking around the freezer? Check! Insatiable craving for frozen desserts now that the hot weather has started? Check! This is seriously good sorbet. Adjust sugar to taste, and see the note about substitutions.”
8 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring cranberries, chopped apple and water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until berries pop and mixture thickens slightly. About 8-10 minutes.
  2. Let cool slightly, then add sugar and boiled cider, mixing until sugar dissolves.
  3. Puree mixture either in a regular blender or with a stick blender, refrigerate puree several hours or overnight.
  4. Transfer to ice cream machine and churn until frozen. Either enjoy immediately as soft serve or freeze until solid. Yum!
  5. NOTE: You can, of course, peel your apple before cooking, but I always leave the peel on for the fiber and the pectin. The stick blender makes short work of it, and I always like a slightly coarse, rustic texture anyway. If you don't have boiled cider, simply use apple juice in place of the water. Or you can easily make your own boiled cider in the crock pot. Just throw in some pure apple cider (not 10% apple juice cocktail, you get the idea), and cook it on high until it reduces down to a thick syrup. Voila! It keeps in the fridge for ages. Also, I used Splenda in place of the sugar to hold the calories down and it worked perfectly. Last but not least, I always stir in half a teaspoon of xanthan gum before pouring into the ice cream machine. It gives the final product a smooth, scoopable texture and eliminates the iciness you get with a lot of homemade ice creams. Xanthan gum can be found in the health food aisle with the Bob's Red Mill products. Have fun!

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