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Fresh Orange Sorbet

Photo: Iain Bagwell, Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 8 mins
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This easy sorbet nets rave reviews from our staffers for two reasons. First, it's super easy to make; fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and water are all you'll need. Plus, the orange flavor, much like French sorbets, is both intense and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 10 medium oranges
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 medium)
  • Grated orange rind (optional)
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 91
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 23.1 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Carefully remove rind from 2 oranges using a vegetable peeler; discard white pith. Cut rind into 1 x ¼-inch-thick strips. Cut peeled oranges in half; use a citrus reamer to squeeze juice from orange halves. Repeat with remaining oranges until juice measures 2 2/3 cups.

  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Add rind strips to pan. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Strain sugar mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Cool completely.

  3. Add orange juice and lemon juice to sugar mixture; stir well. Pour mixture into the freezer can of a tabletop ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Garnish with grated rind and mint sprigs, if desired.

Cook's Notes

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light January/February, 1990 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

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Cooking Light 5-Star 1996
Also appeared in: Oxmoor House, March, 2013, Cooking Light Chill;