Monday, August 9, 2010

Nature's Bounty for a Hot Summer Day! Easy Peach-Lime Sorbet

     Saturday we took a trip about an hour south to visit our favorite peach orchard. The peaches this year are plentiful and delicious! Of course I bought too many, but is there anything better than a fresh peach? I just can't help myself!


I filled a big basket on my kitchen counter with SOME of the peaches. We've eaten them with yogurt, in last night's shortcake and today I decided to try a new recipe for sorbet that I had saved from Eating Well website.

Peach-Lime Sorbet

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 fresh peaches, peeled, halved and pitted
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
6 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt



Stir water, sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Add peaches bring to a simmer and cook COVERED for 10 minutes.





Pour the fruit-syrup mixture into a blender. Add lime zest, juice and salt. Be careful when using the blender and hot liquid. Either blend in two batches or hold the lid tightly in place when you puree the mixture.


Puree until smooth. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan and refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours.



Freeze the sorbet mixture in an ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer's directions or pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until solid and chop in food processor. I actually think you could just freeze in ice cube trays and put them in a glass and eat them.
 

Can I just say that this is delicious!
It was easy and so refreshing.
I will be making this again before the week is over!


Because we enjoyed this so much, I am going to
 link this to Foodie Friday with our hostess
Michael @ Designs by Gollum later this week.
 Please stop by her blog, you won't be disappointed!

23 comments:

FrugalMom said...

I did not think, it was possible to get too many peaches. Your peach sorbet looks absolutely delicious!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I adore peach season and enjoy them sliced.........simple but they are incredibly tasty this year. I should try your recipe, it would be wonderful to enjoy in a few months when the fresh season is over. Thanks for sharing. XO

Shellbelle said...

I've been eating two or three peaches everyday for weeks. Your sorbet looks delicious and if I can get more limes before this batch of peaches is gone I'm going to make some. Of course, I can always get more peaches. Living in Georgia is like a dream come true for this peach lover. I could never get good ones where I lived in Florida, but here they are plentiful.

koralee said...

Just what I need today my friend. Yum! Thank you for sharing...I have a huge amount of peaches I need to do something with! xoxoxo

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Wow Sue - that looks just amazing! Perfect for a summertime treat!! I am going to bookmark this and hopefully make some before summer is done :)

XOXO
Jen

dee dee said...

Oh Sue.....
One great big word.....
YUMMY!
Dee Dee

Sue said...

Now I'm hungry! It looks soooo good.

The Fajdich Times said...

The peaches this year are great.....so sweet!! Tonight I am grilling peaches:) Your sorbet looks great and so are your pictures! Thanks for stopping by......can't wait to see what you do with your Girard's Dressings:)

xinex said...

The peaches look so fresh and good. But the sorbet is making my mouth water!...Christine

Lyneen said...

that looks scrumptious.... YUMMY

Sherry said...

Can I say yum!! That looks wonderful. How refreshing since it is 110 in the shade. I am needing some yummy recipes like this. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by to visit me.
Sherry

Kathleen said...

That looks wonderful! Interesting combination too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Sue, this looks scrumptious!!!! I'm so happy you came to visit Whimsical Musings....I wish you'd post this on my challenge that's going on right now--I bet people would love to try it!!!

And I want to say I love your blog and the colors and the header...so beautiful...I'm an empty nester too...My son is 35 and my daughter is 28, but I'm so busy now, I guess I'm lucky they're grown!

Not really, I miss those days of after-school fun and cookies...
They go by too fast and stay in our memories forever.
Hugs from your sorority sis,
Cindy
xox

Vintage Style Downunder said...

Hey thanks sue for your comment on my blog :) Ah empty nesters...I am nearly there...one to go..however having said that, one is home for a few months so ...do they ever REALLY leave?? haha..perhaps only the married ones!
Your peach sorbet looks meltalicious!! Might try that ...in summer! brr..bit too chilly for us downunder just now..was 2degC early this morn...reheated bread and butter pudding...NOW THAT was delicious! haha..have a great day
blessu..and thanks for stopping by.
jessie x

Vintage Style Downunder said...

Ooh you're RIGHT THERE! haha..and I meant to say I love your 'name'..(someone's mom)..having 5 kids, over the years I came to realise that most people knew me as...yep..."someone's mum"...jessie who?...ahh, evan's mum...lauras's mum...haha! who am i again??? oh yean=h..'someone's mum'!! ;)

Chrissy said...

Your photos really did make my mouth water..and made me crave a peach!!! x0

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those peaches are beautiful and big. That sorbet looks so good. I just need an ice cream freezer.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Sue
Well our peach season will be upon us soon.. yumm.. love peaches.. and limes too.. and who doesn't like sorbet!!!

Hopefully by then I will be off this insulin diet..

Hope you are well... xxx Julie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

My mouth is watering! This looks divine! Fresh farm peaches and pucker up limes together. I can just imagine how it tastes.
I'm making this for a weekend treat. And I can't wait!
Yvonne

Red Couch Recipes said...

This looks soooo great ! I am putting this on my to do list! Joni

Gypsy Heart said...

Peaches are a gift from Heaven in my opinion! Love them so much...and this looks so good. My daughter and I went to see Eat, Pray, Love today and then had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I found a drink called "Georgia Peach" on the menu and it was scrumptious! Vodka, peach schnapps, peaches & raspberries...almost frozen and just perfect. Light and refreshing on such a hot, hot day.

xoxo
Pat

Jaime said...

This looks so refreshing and delicious!!

There is one large succulent peach sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to be eaten this morning. I ate its sibling yesterday, and it was divine. ;)

Monica H said...

Sue, this sounds delicious and so refreshing in this summer heat. I need to get my hands on more peaches!