Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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  • 5 star values: 3

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.

Jay Harlow
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2007

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Credit: Iain Bagwell, Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 8 mins
Yield:
12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef'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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Source

Cooking Light 5-Star 1996

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; calories from fat 0%; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.1mg; sodium 1mg; calcium 5mg.
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