Brewin' with Brandi: Spiced Pear Sorbet
One of our favorite desserts during the holiday season is created by slowly poaching pears in red wine and a mix of mulling spices like cinnamon and clove. When we were learning how to use Breville's Smart Scoop ice cream maker, we found a recipe that sounded quite delicious in their user manual -- a vanilla and pear sorbet -- so we decided to experiment with it! Instead of using simple syrup and vanilla extract, we used Monin's Pure Cane Sugar, Vanilla and Cinnamon syrups to see if we could create a frozen treat that shared some of the delectable properties of our poached pear recipe.
The resulting Spiced Pear Sorbet was something that was altogether more refined and elegant! We think it would be exceptional when paired with an aged port. And while the recipe calls for canned pears, you could easily use fresh ones if you have access to them, you'll just need to tweak the sweetener and possibly add a little liquid to make up for not having the canned pear juice.
Watch as Brandi preps it up and then lets the Smart Scoop do the heavy lifting!
Recipe: Spiced Pear Sorbet
- 2 oz Monin Pure Cane Sugar syrup
- 1 oz Monin Vanilla syrup
- 1 oz Monin Cinnamon syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 2 cans of pears - 15 oz ea.
- Combine syrups, lemon juice and the liquid from one can of pears in the ice cream maker's mixing container.
- In a blender, puree the pears from both cans with 1/2 the juice of the remaining can and the egg white.
- Pour the puree into the mixing container.
- Set ice cream maker to Sorbet and begin the churn. This takes about 1 1/4 hours.
- Once it has reached your preferred consistency, remove and transfer to serving bowls. It can also be kept in the freezer for up to a week.