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Ginger-Peach Sorbet

Fresh peaches, lightly cooked with a bit of sugar and fresh, spicy ginger, play double duty. Pulse the frozen cubes in the food processor with a splash of Prosecco and you have a light, flaky sorbet. Thaw the cubes, omit the prosecco, and use the mixture as a topper for ice cream or angel food cake.



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6 very ripe medium peaches (3 lb.)
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¼ cup sugar
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4 ¼-inch-thick coins fresh ginger
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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2 tsp. grated lemon zest
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6 Tbs. Prosecco or white wine


1. Score X on bottom of each peach. Place in bowl, and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Remove skins and pits, and chop.

2. Bring peaches, sugar, ginger, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes, or until peaches are soft.

3. Remove ginger, transfer peach mixture to food processor, and blend until smooth. Cool.

4. Pour cooled sauce into 6 1/2-cup silicone molds or muffin pan cups. Press plastic wrap over surface of molds to seal out air. Freeze 4 hours, or until completely solid, then transfer to freezer bag to store.

5. To make sorbet: Pulse frozen cubes and Prosecco in food processor until smooth. Transfer to freezer-safe container, and freeze until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
<1 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
28 g
0 mg
<1 mg
3 g
25 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

Sounds yum! What can one use in place of the wine for kids?

Could I use honey instead of sugar?

I have chronic migraine and can not tolerate any wine or alcohol. Is their another liquid that would work just as well as the wine?

In case no one from the recipe folks answer the queries re what to use in place of the wine/alcohol - just use water, milk, a bit of maple syrup or nothing - just leave it out. And for the honey question - OF COURSE we can use honey! (No raw honey for infants under 1 year of age but this rx has the sugar/honey cooked, so not a concern) This recipe is gonna come out fine regardless - substitute away!! Use nectarines and cinnamon with lime juice, plums and nutmeg with orange juice - it'll all be perfect! Your family will be delighted and it's not as though The Royals are coming for dessert!

My question too is what to use in place of wine for kids. I know that alcohol keeps it from freezing to solidly so not sure what would serve that purpose.

I have heard that you could substitute glycerin for wine. I have tried it but not successfully.