Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield
about 4 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

How to Make It

Combine sugar, sparkling wine, lemon peel, apricots, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool. Discard lemon peel. Transfer mixture to a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill. Transfer mixture to the freezer can of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Scrape sorbet into a freezer-safe container; freeze 2 hours or until firm.

Ratings & Reviews

nancyb87's Review

nancyb87
December 19, 2013
This is a WOW! It is by far the best frozen dessert recipe yet! Wonderful apricot flavor, the champagne is there, but not overwhelming. Second time I didn't peel the apricots. The stick blender took care of them. Sorbet was as smooth as silk. I'll keep making it and passing out the recipe.

suziethefoodie's Review

user
August 17, 2011
I actually added more wine than I was supposed to (didn't want to waste any and I am not a big drinker) and yes, you can taste the wine but you can also taste the apricots. I found this beautifully refreshing a dessert, very classy but expensive to make thanks to the wine and apricots aren't cheap. I really enjoyed this dessert and will probably make it again. I thought it was quite lovely. BTW, I froze the extra sparkling wine in an ice cube tray and will be using it to make a white sangria.

gailatwailea's Review

gailatwailea
July 13, 2011
I thought this was a great recipe. The alcohol boils away from the sparkling wine. My first try the apricot was understated, but mostly because the fruit was not the most flavorful. I tried again with ripe peaches and it was fantastic. Mostly, something in the sparkling wine keeps a wonderful consistency to the sorbet. I've always had trouble keeping sorbets from getting "icy". This did not and it was a big hit. I will try it with more fresh fruits this summer.

user's Review

MaryInIowa
June 13, 2011
I totally disagree with the reviewer who didn't like this. I thought it was just great. The sparkling wine gave it an interesting flavor. Could very much taste the apricot in the sorbet. A very refreshing summer dessert.

MaryInIowa's Review

suziethefoodie
June 05, 2011
This was HORRIBLE! Too much sugar and way too much sparkling wine. You couldn't even taste the apricot flavor.